The playing of the 38th annual Shrine Bowl takes place Saturday night June 11th at Dick Cheney Alumni Field

 but there is a lot more to do between now and then. Bowl director T.J. Claunch joined us to talk about it.

On Friday evening at the Parkway Plaza Hotel, a formal banquet begins at 7 p.m. Each player will be introduced and receive his official Shrine Bowl plaque, as well as other gifts. 

On Saturday morning, Shrine Bowl players' families and friends are welcome at a free Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m., sponsored by the Kiwanis clubs of Casper and Cheyenne. The pancake wagon will be set up at the corner of Ninth and Center streets in City Park as a joint welcoming event for both Shrine Bowl and College National Finals Rodeo participants and fans.

The annual Shrine Bowl parade, including Shrine motorized units of every variety and both teams, begins from the corner of Ninth and Center streets at 10:30 a.m.; proceeds north on Center to the triangle corner of Fifth Street; travels east one block on Fifth to Wolcott; and south on Wolcott to Ninth, where it will end.

At 4 p.m., a tailgate party will start on the west side of NCHS Stadium on Oak Street. Food will be available for purchase, with all proceeds donated to the Shrine Bowl.

The football game begins with player introductions and pregame festivities at 6:15 p.m., and kickoff is at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate for $5 each.