LINDSBORG — Bethany College is serving as facilities host for the West football team that will compete Saturday in the Shrine Bowl at Fort Hays State.
McPherson High’s Ty Hart is among the players for the West.
"We are very appreciative of Bethany College for allowing us to use their great facilities while we prepare for the Kansas Shrine Bowl," said West head coach Scott Moshier, who is head coach at Meade. "I have been blown away by the hospitality of the college and the Bethany coaching staff."
Practices are today and Wednesday from 9 to 11 in the morning and 2:30 to 4:30 in the afternoon. They are open to the public.
One Bethany College signee is playing in the game, Dalton Goodwin, a 6-1 wide receiver from Abilene.
"We have the amazing opportunity to host the practices for the East-West Shrine Game,” new Bethany coach Paul Hubbard said. “It is great chance to have a group of talented former high school football players on our campus. It is an honor they have been selected for the team and I am looking forward to watching them prepare for the game on Saturday. Watching future Swede Dalton Goodwin play with some of the top talent in the state was a little icing on the cake for me."
The Kansas Shrine Bowl is a non-profit charity to raise funds and awareness for the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The Shrine Bowl has been in existence since 1974, hosting one of the most prestigious high school football All-Star games in the nation. Since it started, the network of hospitals has raised over 2.5 million dollars.
The game will be aired on Cox Cable Channel 22 on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.