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Shrine Bowl of the Carolina's Suspends 2020 Shrine Bowl Game

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Shrine Bowl Board of Governors President Buddy Brown called a special executive meeting of the Board of Governors on Thursday, July 30th, 2020 for an up to date report regarding the 84th Annual Shrine Bowl Game to be held on Saturday, December 19th, 2020 in Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg.

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Game Chairman Ronnie Blount fully described the conditions leading up to this date and regarding this year's game.

Since the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic, The Shrine Bowl Athletic Department and Medical Staff have been doing their due diligence in trying to prepare for the 84th Shrine Bowl Game. The staff has been trying to glean every piece of information from the North and South Carolina governing bodies possible. Everything from player selection, housing, transportation and food services for our players, coaches and athletic staff and medical personnel. We are learning that with the current circumstances and the monumental efforts that it will take to meet the challenges of COVID-19 in which we are now faced, are those that cannot hardly be achieved by us at this time. In short, if we are not able to produce a great quality game as we have done the past 83 years and provide the best game possible for our sponsors, players, coaches and patrons, then we should not play the game this year. Even if we do not play this year's game, our Shrine Bowl Coaches will select a team of 44 players from each state in October. This will give our graduating seniors and opportunity to have been selected to play in the Shrine Bowl, and, as a Shrine Bowl Selectee, add this honor to their list of achievements for their high school career.

As a result of this report, the Shrine Bowl Board of Governors Executive Committee unanimously elected to suspend this year's game and then look forward to preparing to resume play of the Shrine Bowl of the Carolina’s in Spartanburg, South Carolina on December 18th, 2021.

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SBOC Board of Governors Chairman Tony Edwards added “ We would like to thank the City and County of Spartanburg, the Marriott Hotel, Wofford College and our many sponsors and patrons for working with us thru this most difficult time.”

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