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Wolfe Playing In 2009 Iowa Shrine All Star Game Saturday

By Staff | Jul 21, 2009

Once again, Emmetsburg’s E’Hawks will be represented in the annual Iowa Shrine All-Star Football Game. Josh Wolfe, the son of Jessie and Janice Wolfe of Emmetsburg will be a member of the North Squad in the 37th annual classic this Saturday, July 25, at Iowa State University in Ames.

The Iowa Shrine All Star Game proceeds are distributed between the Shriners’ Hospitals in Minneapolis, Chicago, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Galveston. The 2008 Iowa Shrine Bowl game generated $72,000 in proceeds to be shared by the five facilities.

The annual operating budget of the Shriner’s Hospitals is $750 million this year.

The Iowa Shrine Bowl is the second-largest fund raising event sponsored by the Shriners in North America. Iowa Shrine Bowl Managers Jerry Hoffman has set a goal of $100,000 for the 2009 game.

As part of their Shrine Bowl experience, the players and cheerleaders will spend a day visiting the?Shriners’ Hospital in Minneapolis in the week prior to the game. Upon arrival at the hospital, players and cheerleaders will be matched up with one of the patients at the facility in order for the player and cheerleader to fully understand the cause they will be playing for on July 25.

Each fall the Iowa High School Football Coaches Association members are requested to recommend a defensive and offensive player whom they feels will be a good representative of his school and community. The player must not be just a good athlete, but also an individual who is also academically successful, and active in school and community activities.

The 2009 Iowa Shrine All Star Football Game is slated to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday night in Jack Trice Stadium at Iowa State University in Ames.