East-West Shrine Game benefits area kids

Posted at 12:17 PM, Jan 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-24 12:17:47-05

College football isn't over just yet.

The milestone St. Petersburg will mark when All-Star players return for the annual East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field today, Saturday, Jan 23.

This is the game's fifth year in the Tampa Bay area, and its popularity has grown tremendously.

The efforts of Harold Richardson, executive director of The East-West Shrine Game,
along with Leigh Dittman, Katharine Koonce and Clint Crain, who have been patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children, make the game worthwhile.

Check out the following clip to learn more about the football game played by college seniors and their contributions to further the work of Shriners Hospitals for Children. The annual football game is a major fundraising event for the medical organization.