The East-West Shrine Bowl Is Almost Here!

The East-West Shrine Bowl Is Almost Here!

The East-West Shrine Bowl™, America’s longest-running college football all-star game, which supports Shriners Children’s®, will be played on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. at Allegiant Stadium as part of NFL Pro Bowl week.

The event will bring approximately 130 of the nation’s top college football players to Las Vegas. This year, for the first time ever, the players will be coached by two full NFL staff teams, the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, as they prepare to play in front of hundreds of NFL scouts, professional agents and media ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft. The NFL coaches will provide Shrine Bowl players with pro-level advisory and developmental opportunities, in addition to the once-in-a-lifetime chance to showcase their skills. Throughout the 98-year storied history of the East-West Shrine Bowl, the legendary game has produced more than 500 NFL Pro Bowl appearances.

“For 90% of these players and the NFL teams that might draft them, the East-West Shrine Bowl is the most important part of their draft process,” said Erik Galko, East-West Shrine Bowl Director of Football Operations and Player Personnel. “It’s a chance for them to be among their peers, it’s a chance for NFL executives to finally see these guys up close and personal. It’s an interesting time for a lot of these guys because they are kind of college players but are also becoming pros. It’s a great doorway into the rest of their careers and we’re honored that they get to learn more about Shriners Children’s and its mission in the process.”

A few of the notable players who have already committed to the 2023 Shrine Bowl include UCLA Bruins quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, Boston College Eagles wide receiver Zay Flowers, Purdue quarterback Aiden O’Connell and University of Michigan tight-end Luke Schoonmaker and kicker Jake Moody.

Past greats to play in the game include Tom Brady, Walter Payton, Lawrence Taylor, John Elway, Gale Sayers, Jimmy Garoppolo, and current Las Vegas Raiders All-Pro performers AJ Cole and Darren Waller. The game boasts 78 former players who have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

“This will be our second year holding the East-West Shrine Bowl in Las Vegas and we’ve been thrilled with the opportunity it’s provided for our players and fans to enjoy a really unique and world-class football experience,” said Bob Roller, Director of National Sports Management for Shriners Children’s. “With the caliber of players that have committed this year, we’re expecting a great game and a fun opportunity for fans to get an up-close look at some really talented athletes.”

Tickets for the 98th annual event support Shriners Children’s and in partnership with the NFL Pro Bowl Weekend can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com or shrinebowl.com and start at $19 per ticket. All ticket proceeds will go directly to support Shriners Children’s and their world-class pediatric health care.


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