Luis Gonzalez, a member of the Vermont Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl Team.

Gonzalez to Play in Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl

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Thursday July 20, 2017

The 64th Annual Shrine Bowl football game will be played Saturday, August 5, 5:30 p.m., in Spartan Stadium at Castleton University. The two Shrine teams represent the finest high school football talent of Vermont and New Hampshire. Team members are selected from over 200 players nominated by their head coaches from both states. South Burlington High School student Luis Gonzalez was selected to play for the Vermont Shrine team. Both teams begin their formal practices at Castleton, Sunday, July 30.

The Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl is played for the benefit of the Shriners’ Hospitals for Crippled and Burned Children and in its first 63 years has raised nearly five million dollars. The game is preceded by a parade of Shrine units from throughout the Northeast Region and is one of 30 Shrine Football Games played every year across the country. “Strong Legs Run That Weak Legs May Walk” is the motto of every Shrine Football Game. Gonzalez will be among 72 young men from New Hampshire and Vermont who play their hearts out for the benefit of the children in the Shrine hospitals.