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Players Say Score is Secondary in East-West Shrine Game

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The best high school football players from around the state are in Butte and Billings this week practicing for the 69th Annual East-West Shrine Game which will be played in Great Falls on Saturday. 

More than just a game, Montana's best players compete to raise money for the orthopedic and burn care unit at the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Spokane, Washington. The Montana game has become one of the top Shrine games in the nation for hospital donations. Over the last two years, the annual contest has raised over 200 thousand dollars,  a fact not lost on the players that will suit up this weekend...

"You know, were raising money for the hospital, we've got the banquet and the auction, it's just a good time to raise money for the kids," says Chinook's Lane Seymore. 

"Whenever we say win or lose we know the game is for the Shriners and it means a lot to them, and it means a lot to us," Randy Keesler of Great Falls High adds. 

The 69th Annual East-West Shrine Game will be Saturday night at seven at Memorial Stadium in Great Falls.The East team leads the series 37-29, but the West won last year's game 34-10. CMR's Gary Lowry is head coach for the East. The teams arrive in the Electric City on Friday. KFBB will  have more coverage as the game gets closer. 
 

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