Four Mining City seniors look to lace them up one last time as high school athletes

A tradition that started in 1947 will now see its 76th Annual Montana East Vs. West Shrine Game take place in Butte Montana. A game that is played for a great cause, something bigger than football.

The Shrine Game is played as a fundraiser to help raise awareness for the orthopedic and burn care unit at Shriners Hospital for Children in Spokane Washington. They provide care regardless of a family’s financial ability to cover costs on their own, in the past decade the game has raised nearly 1 million dollars.

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4 Mining City seniors; Jace Stenson, Kyle Holter, Cam Gurnsey, and Zach Tierney will get the chance to lace them up on the gridiron one last time this Saturday June 17th at 7pm, as they gear up for the 76th annual, Montana East VS West Shrine game held at Naranchie Stadium.

Coaches arrived at camp today, and the players will arrive tomorrow for game week.

Head Coaches for the teams are Lewistown’s Derek Lear who will lead the East after garnering Lewistown’s First-Class A title since 2001.

The West will be led by 5th year Shrine Coach Kyle Mihelish who won his first AA Chip as head coach of the Bruins after being a part of 4 other championships as an assistant before being hired as the head man.

The West was victorious for their second consecutive time last year as they won 40-21, but the East leads the all-time series 41-34.

Butte is proud and honored to be able to host this event again and we all look forward to a great night and good cause, we hope to see you there.

Good luck to all the players, coaches, and fans. Safe travels.