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UNI Dome to host 45th Iowa Shrine Bowl, July 29

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The University of Northern Iowa and the UNI Dome will once again play host to the annual Iowa Shrine Bowl all-star football game.

The game is set for Saturday, July 29th.

It's the 45th annual Iowa Shrine Bowl classic and a week packed with pre-game activities.

The football players and cheerleaders are currently on the UNI campus where they will be practicing for the upcoming game on Saturday.  There will various events/activities offered for the participants beyond these practices.  

Tuesday will be movie night at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. 

Wednesday will feature a trip to Lost Island Waterpark.   

On Thursday, the participants will be treated to a Hog Roast by the El Kahir Shrine. 

Friday morning there is a mini-camp where players/cheerleaders have the opportunity to interact with Shrine patients.  

That evening is the banquet honoring all players, cheerleaders, dance team, and Shrine Bowl King and Queen.  

Saturday morning there is a Shrine Bowl parade featuring units and clubs from the 4 Iowa Shrine Temples beginning at 9:30 a.m. downtown Cedar Falls. 

The game is 4:00 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.

This is the 4th year the Iowa Shrine Bowl festivities have been held in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area.  

There are 46 senior players on each team from all over Iowa. They have been specifically invited to participate in the 2017 Shrine Bowl.  

Each year high school coaches are asked to recommend a defensive and offensive player who he feels will be a good representative of his school and community.  

That player is not only a good athlete, but also is academically successful, and active in his school and community.  

Players represent all 4 classes and 8-player groups.  

Cheerleaders have tryouts each fall.  

Players and cheerleaders learn fundraising skills, team building, and about the Shriners Hospital for Children with an opportunity to interact with Shrine patients at a mini-camp.

Shriners Hospitals for Children provide expertise care for children in their speciality areas of orthopaedics, burn care, spinal cord injury, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.  

Proceeds from the Iowa Shrine Bowl game go directly to the Shriners Hospital for Children to support the care for these kids beyond cost. 

If you would like more information about these events or about the Iowa Shrine Bowl, please feel free to contact Jerry Hoffman, Iowa Shrine Bowl General Manager, at 515-276-3319.

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