When we consider the cost to operate the 22 Shriners Hospitals (19 orthopedic and 3 burn institutes) will be over $726,000,000, an amount which comes to more than 2 million per day, we can more than fully appreciate why Shriners continue to sponsor all-star football games, golf activities, and other events to raise money for this most worth of all causes - "The Greatest Philanthropy on Earth." Be assured that your continued support of our hospitals and attendance at the game is genuinely appreciated by the Shriners, the players, and most especially, our "kids" in the hospitals!
The Montana Shrine Bowl is the oldest continuous single-state sponsored Shrine High School All-Star Game in North America. It is played in support of Shriners Hospitals for Children, which are open to all children through the age of 18 regardless of race, creed or color. All treatment is free! No third party payment is accepted and no government funds are used.
This game has raised over $1,000,000 for the Shrine Hospital in Spokane, Washington.
Over the past 65 years, nearly 3,300 of Montana's finest athletes have played in the game. Some have gone on to star on college and a few have played in the Shrine College Senior All-Star East-West Classic in San Francisco and Palo Alto, California - and pro ball as well.