Young to Play in Shrine Game


Posted Dec 28, 2009


NC State senior Willie Young has accepted an invitation to play in the 85th East-West Shrine Game. The game will be held in Orlando, Florida kicking off at 3 pm EST.L

Defensive end Willie Young has accepted an invitation to play in the 85th East-West Shrine Game. The Game will be held Jan. 23, 2010, in Orlando, Fla., kicking off at 3 p.m. EST.

Young will join an elite list of football greats, such as John Elway, Tom Brady, Brett Favre, and 62 NFL Hall of Famers, who have played in the East-West Shrine Game, America’s longest-running college all-star football game.

“The East-West Shrine Game has always fielded players among college football’s best,” said East-West Shrine Game Executive Director Jack Hart. “With all 32 NFL teams represented by GMs, coaches and scouts during game week, our players have the terrific opportunity to showcase their talents and get their first glimpse of life in the NFL … ‘Just Like on Sunday.’”

While the teams are divided by East and West, the players come together for the beneficiary of the event, Shriners Hospitals for Children, an international pediatric specialty health care system.

“We hope our supporters all over the country will come out and enjoy this exciting game,” said Douglas E. Maxwell, president and CEO of Shriners Hospitals for Children. “Our health care system depends on the generosity of our supporters, and this game is one of our signature events – all proceeds benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.”

Those who would like to support Young and the East-West Shrine Game can do the following: o Attend the East-West Shrine Game in Orlando on Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. EST
o Tune in to ESPN2 on Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. EST to watch the live broadcast
o Join the free East-West Shrine Game Fan Club online at www.shrinegame.com for player and coach updates, Game news, discounts and more

For more information about the East-West Shrine Game, please visit www.shrinegame.com.


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