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SHC Patient Screening
The Greenville Shriners Hospital for Children, South Carolina set up a Patient Screening Tent at the recent Mum Festival held in New Bern on October 12 & 13th. Noble Tim Ludwig, Sudan Temple, Hospital Representative coordinated the event.
Five new patients were recommended for evaluation at our Greenville SHC facility. In addition to the five new patients, we were able to connect with 15 or more former patients who stopped by to deliver "thank you's" and share how their lives had been changed. Noble Tim Ludwig said, “You never know when someone who saw our booth or picked up some of the literature, may one day meet someone who may need our help”.
A special thanks to Dr Marlston Crawford, a pediatrician from the New Bern area, who assisted with the evaluations. Dr Crawford is a member of St John’s Lodge #3, a Sudan Shriner, member of the New Bern Shrine Club and a “Cooligan”.
Several Nobles and Ladies from the New Bern Shrine Club assisted. On Sunday afternoon, Illustrious Sir Ken Bennett said “it was well worth every minute and a truly outstanding weekend for Shriners Hospitals for Children.”
Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas From: http://shrine-bowl.com/
The "Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas", set for December 21, 2013, was first played on
December 4, 1937 in Charlotte, N.C., making it the oldest high school football all-star game in the nation. The annual game featuring many of the top high school players from North and South Carolina is played to benefit the Greenville (South Carolina) Unit Shriners Hospital for Children © and the 21 other Shriners Hospitals for Children © across the nation.
Having always been played on the third weekend in December, the game culminates the year’s fund-raising efforts of the five shrine temples involved in operating the game.
The Shrine Bowl began in 1937 based on the model of the East-West Shrine Game that was played in San Francisco, but the game took on a new slant in the Carolinas. Instead of being a college all-star game, it would become the nation’s first high school football all-star game.
The inaugural game in 1937, under the leadership of former Charlotte Fire Chief Hendrix Palmer attracted 5,500 spectators , many of whom paid one dollar to attend and raised $2,500 for the hospital. Since 2013, game receipts and temple contributions have raised over 1.7 million dollars.
Since the first game, over $75 million dollars have been raised for Shriners Hospitals.
The Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and the five sponsoring Shrine Centers have always led the Shriners International in contributions to the Shriners Hospitals for Children ©, and the game has been replicated or adapted by every Shrine Center in the country that promotes an athletic event.
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