Cedar Falls Iowa — On Saturday, July 25th a group of Iowa’s most talented pre-college football players will line up across from each other in the UNI Dome for the 43rd Annual Iowa Shrine Bowl.
Area players that are a part of that group include Andy Cooper of Sheldon, Austin Folsom of Spirit Lake, Blake Simons of Hartley Melvin Sanborn, Brady Van’t Hul of Western Christian, Omar Majia of Boyden Hull Rock Valley, Braden De Boer of Sioux Center and Jake Newborg of West Lyon.
Western Christian head coach Travis Kooima will be an assistant on the North staff headed up by Scott Frerichs of New Hampton. Kick off at the UNI Dome is set for 4pm.
The Iowa Shrine Bowl Game is an all-star football game between selected pre-college football athletes on each side of a north-south dividing line in Iowa.
The players are selected by a process of nomination by coaches, balloting by state-wide sports media professionals, and official invitation from a representative of the Iowa Shrine Bowl.
To date, the Iowa Shrine Bowl has raised over $2,268,000 for The Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. Funds for The Shriner’s Hospitals For Children are developed by ticket sales, advertising in the Shrine Bowl program, merchandise sales, contributions and sponsorships.