The Wyoming Shrine Bowl Board Of Directors has announced a directed donation of $33,000 to the Shriners Hospital For Children – Salt Lake City.

These proceeds were made available by the playing of the 43rd Annual Wyoming Shrine Bowl All-Star Football Game this past June.

“The Shrine Bowl was an amazing experience to see all the players come together for a great cause,” said Jon Vance of Kelly Walsh High School and the 2016 head coach for the North team. “To see the relationships develop over a single week was incredible. I am very grateful for the opportunity to help support the kids.”

All profits from the annual Wyoming game are directly donated to Shriner's Hospitals for Children – Salt Lake City.

The hospital in Salt Lake City is part of the Shrine Hospital system that has 22 hospitals around the US, Canada and Mexico that provides the highest quality care and services to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment at no cost to the patient or the patient’s family.

These services include transportation, medicine, procedures, and other costs associated with the illness or injury of the child.

“The Shrine Bowl is more than a football game,” stated Mark Lenhardt of Torrington High School and the 2016 head coach for the South team. “It’s an opportunity to come together as a state to support an amazing cause, which will stay with these young men for their entire life. I’m honored to be a part of something that makes such a difference.”

This year the North team came out on top, winning 41-26.

Dontae Crow of Sheridan was named the offensive Most Valuable Player of the game and Lane Nielsen of Greybull received the title of defensive Most Valuable Player.

“The Shrine Bowl motto of ‘Strong legs run, so weak legs may walk’ is just as true now, as ever before,” said John Cundall, Executive Director of the Wyoming Shrine Bowl.