Need, Lincoln to participate in all-star game

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Bloomington, IL – The 40th annual Illinois High School Shrine All-Star Football Game is being held next Saturday, July 12th on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU). Festivities begin that day with the Shriners hosting a mini clinic from 9 -11 a.m. at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Suite 100. Families and children can come learn more about the services provided by Shriners Hospitals for Children®, where kids up to age 18 can receive care for certain conditions regardless of their ability to pay. Patient Applications will be available onsite.

Among the players participating will be Chris Neeld and Bobby Lincoln, both 2014 MCHS graduates.

A Shrine parade celebrating the game will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Front Street and head north on McLean Street. Many Shrine parade units from throughout the state will be featured in the parade and will end near the football stadium, where the pre-game festivities will be underway. Kick-off between the East and West teams, comprised of eighty (80) of the state’s best football players, will begin promptly at 6:30 pm with the pregame starting at 5:45 p.m. Come out and see these honorable young men display their talents on the field, while raising money for Shriners Hospitals for Children, the official philanthropy of Shriners International. The Zoo Lady will be there face painting for the children. For more information about scheduled events and rosters for the East and West teams, visit

About Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. Visit their website at