Ronnie Blount, Chairman of the Shrine Bowl Board of Governors announced today that Brack Wilson, Past Potentate of Sudan Shiners in New Bern, N.C. was elected President of the Board of Governors for 2015 at the annual Board of Directors meeting held in Dunn, N.C. on February 28th. Wilson, a native of Clayton, North Carolina is Broker in Charge of HTR Commercial in the Raleigh-Durham area, and former owner of Brack Wilson Ford-Lincoln Mercury.
Blount added that President Wilson appointed Jamie Smith of Hejaz Shrine Center in Greenville, S.C. as the Shrine Bowl Game Chairman for the 79th Annual Shrine Bowl Game to be played on December 19th in Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg.
Chairman Blount further added the following officers were elected to board:
1st Vice President: John T. McClary, Jr. – Past Potentate – Omar Shrine – Charleston, SC
2nd Vice President: Fred Sharp – Past Potentate – Jamil Shrine – Columbia, SC
3rd Vice President: Lindley Ivey – Amran Shrine – Raleigh, NC
4th Vice President: Rod Brown – Hejaz Shrine – Mauldin, SC
Secretary: Jeff Taylor – Sudan Shrine – New Bern, NC
Treasurer: Henry Long – Oasis Shrine – Charlotte, NC
Athletic Director: Ron Long – Oasis Shrine – Charlotte, NC
Chaplain: Ray Fields –Past Potentate – Amran Shrine – Raleigh, NC
About the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas:
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 the first game, over $77 million dollars have been raised for Shriners Hospitals. Visit www.shrine-bowl.com for more information.
About the Game
This year’s game will take place on December 19, 2015 at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College. The rivalry between the top senior high school football players of North Carolina versus the best in class from South Carolina will renew for the 79th time – the longest standing all-star game in America. General admission Tickets will be available at all Academy Sports and Outdoors in North and South Carolina and from the Shrine Bowl Office. Stop in your local Academy Sports and Outdoors location, or call for your Shrine Bowl tickets at 1-800-648-2695.
About the Shriners Hospital for Children:
The hospital network has been treating orthopedic conditions since the founding of the first hospital in 1922. With a large full-time staff of pediatric orthopedic surgeons in the United States, as well as a comprehensive team of physical, occupational, speech and other therapists, the Shriners Hospital for Children are able to provide customized care to each child.
Visit www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org for more information.