Thursday, October 13, 2011

Shrine Game Back To Dartmouth

Great news in a release from Dartmouth sports publicity:
Dartmouth College and the Shriners of New Hampshire and Vermont
have announced that the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl Game will be played at Memorial
Field on the Dartmouth campus for each of the next three years beginning with
the 59th annual game on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. The game, which has taken place
on the field 48 times previously, returns to the site after a three-year absence.

To ensure the event could be restored to its traditional home, a new agreement
between the college and the Shiners, spearheaded by Dartmouth President Jim Yong
Kim, will enable more game proceeds to benefit nearby Shriners Hospitals for Children (in Boston, Montreal, and Springfield, Mass.). The Shriners Hospitals provide care to children up to the age of 18 with special health care needs, and conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of the children and their families.

"I'm very excited about the revival of Dartmouth's half-century tradition of hosting
the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl Game," President Kim said. "It gives us a great chance,
both as an institution and as individual employees, to show support for our regional
community. We're proud to make our facilities available to Vermont and New Hampshire
high school athletes in recognition of their dedication to such an excellent cause
as the Shriners Hospitals for Children."
Find the full release here.

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