Saturday, June 23, 2018
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56th Annual Shrine Bowl to have sizable Gothenburg presence

Gothenburg will be well-represented at the 56th Annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl.

Seventy high school graduated seniors from around Nebraska, including Trenton Long of Gothenburg, will play in the game Saturday at the Ron and Carol Cope Stadium at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. This will be the second consecutive year that the Shrine Bowl game will be played at Cope Stadium.

Honorary co-captain for the game will be Grant Wahlgren, son of Ross and Susie Wahlgren of Gothenburg.

Adding to the Swede flavor of the day will be the Gothenburg High School cheerleaders who will also participate.

The Shrine Bowl festivities will begin Saturday, June 7, with a parade at 10 a.m. The parade route runs along Central Avenue starting at East Railroad Street.

All former Shrine Bowl participants are invited to walk in the parade alongside the Shrine Bowl float. Shrine Bowl Alumni are encouraged to wear their old jerseys while participating in this event.

The Shrine Bowl Alumni group is welcome to come and meet above the student union on the East side of the field during the game. There will be an alumni picture during half-time. Listen for the announcement.

Proceeds from Shrine Bowl ticket and merchandise sales benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children. With 22 locations nationwide, Shriners Hospitals are on the cutting-edge of medical care and research.

For more information on location, ticket sales and other ways to support the Shriners Hospitals for Children, visit