Friday, December 23, 2011

Shrine Bowl airs on ESPNU Saturday

SPARTANBURG, SC – This past Saturday, December 17 was the 75th Anniversary of the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. This year’s game was one of the best in recent memory. Fans who were unable to attend can still watch the all-star match-up. ESPNU will air three (3) tape delayed telecasts of the December 17th game. The first showing
will be on Saturday, December 24, 2011, at 8:00 PM EST.
The announcement marks the 4th year of the agreement between ESPNU and the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. The deal originated in 2008 under the guidance of Scholastic Sports Marketing, a sports marketing firm based in Charlotte, NC that serves as the game’s official marketing arm. The game will air two (2) additional times on
Monday, December 26 at 3:00 AM EST and Wednesday, January11, 2012, at 8:00 AM EST. ESPNU is now
available in 73 million homes nationwide.
For the first time, the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas was streamed live on ESPN3. Fans can watch the all-star game for a limited time as the game is archived on-line at
“There is no other network that offers amateur premier sports content like ESPNU and to have our game front and center is special. Thanks to ESPNU and ESPN3, the Shriners Hospitals, all 88 student-athletes selected for this
year’s game will experience the thrill of playing on the big stage,” Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas Chairman of the Board, Billy Benfield said.
This year was the 75th playing of the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, the oldest prep football all star game in America.

The annual classic, established in 1937, pitted the top 44 high school football players from North Carolina against the top 44 from the state of South Carolina. The game was played at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina on Saturday, December 17. Event proceeds benefit the Shriners Hospitals
for Children.