East-West Shrine Game Called Off
concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Board of the
Montana East-West Shrine Game made the difficult decision to
call off the 2020 Montana East-West Shrine Game scheduled for
In a conference call held Wednesday,
April 22, board members expressed their concerns about the
COVID-19 pandemic, its influence on everyone’s lives, and the
impact it has made on student-athlete’s preparations for the
Montana Shrine Game.
The decision was also based on the
latest information provided by the Centers for Disease Control
and directives by the State of Montana.
Board members contacted the athletes via
phone on Thursday, April 23 to inform them of the decision.
Efforts will be made in the coming weeks to find new ways
to honor the best players Montana prep football has to offer.
As one of the oldest Shrine Games in the
nation, this was a difficult decision by the Board, but made in
order to safeguard the health of the student-athletes, everyone
involved in the Montana East-West Shrine Game, and the community
of fans, friends, and supporters of the annual game.
Our cause is to provide needed medical
services at Shriners Hospitals for Children to those in need,
and the Board determined that the risks of COVID-19 do not align
with the safety of the student-athletes and the public.
The game will be resumed in Billings in
the Summer of 2021 for an event that will bring Montanans from
across the state together again.
"Strong Legs Run, So Weak Legs May Walk."
get closer to the game we will be adding events, ticket
information and apparel
options for all fans of the Shrine
Game. Please check back to keep up to date as we quickly
approach the 73rd Annual Montana
East-West Shrine Game.