A friendly reminder. On June 18th, 101 of Eastern Massachusetts' top football players will gather at Gillette Stadium to play in the Shriners All-Star game.
The game serves to raise funds and awareness about the Shriners Hospitals for Children and its renowned orthopedic, burn, spinal cord injury rehabilitation and cleft lip and palate care available at no charge to patients and families.
The players are split into North and South squads. Some of the top players competing in the event are Walpole's Ryan Izzo, Austin Prep's Brendan Burke, Gloucester's Conor Ressel and Masconomet's Chris Splinter.
Gloucester's Paul Ingram, Northeast Regional's Don Heres, East Boston's John Sousa and Xaverian's Charlie Stevenson will man the sidelines.
Kick off for the 32nd installment of the game is slated for 7 p.m. and a parade through Patriot Place will start at 6 p.m.
Tickets for the Shriners All-Star Football Game are on sale through the Aleppo Shriners (978-657-4202, ext. 20), at the Gillette Stadium Ticket Office, at any Ticketmaster outlet, at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. Group sales are available through Gillette Stadium by calling 508-549-0258. (Source: Press Release).
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- Bob Holmes: A Reading resident (Go Rockets!) and Boston College graduate, Holmes is the Boston Globe High School Sports Editor. We remind you now that his weekly picks are often made in jest so everyone just calm down when he picks against Everett for 11 straight weeks. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeHolmes.
- Craig Larson: A native of West Springfield (Leo Durocher anyone? Tim Daggett?) and Curry College graduate (a proud Colonel!), Larson is the sports editor for the Globe's regional sections: South, West and North, as well as a frequent contributor on the college beat. Abington to Xaverian: it all starts with the schools. Have a compelling story idea? Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeLars.
- Zuri Berry: Berry attended the same high school as sports legends O.J. Simpson and Joe DiMaggio. (Guess which one is his hero.) He's a South Boston resident (formerly of Eastie) and the editor of the High School Sports blog as well as the go-to-guy for everything high school sports on Boston.com. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our winter correspondents:
- Emily McCarthy | @EmilyMcCahthy | BPS correspondent
- Jake Fischer | @GlobeFischer | Boys basketball
- Michelle Fenelon | @michfenelon | Girls basketball
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Boys hockey
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls hockey
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