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September 27, 2022 | Football

The Stingers and the Shriners patients got to know each other at practice last week.The Stingers and the Shriners patients got to know each other at practice last week.

After a 2-year hiatus, Stingers host the Shrine Bowl on Saturday

The Shriners Hospital for Children – Canada and the Concordia Stingers are excited to announce the return of the annual Shrine Bowl football game on Saturday at 1 p.m. when the home team will take on the Sherbrooke Vert & Or.

This will be the 34th edition of the popular football game which returns after a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic

It wasn’t possible to do the traditional hospital visit where the players meet many of the patients and develop a better understanding of challenges some young people face. However, several outpatients and young ambassadors were able to visit a Stingers’ football practice recently. There was an instant connection between the visitors and the players.

“I think we definitely have a better understanding of the courage and strength these children and their families have,” said star cornerback Ahmed Boubacar. “It was an honour to meet them and it will be an even greater honour to play for them on Saturday.”

The hospital provides world-class care to children from across Canada. The experienced team provides compassionate, innovative treatment to children with complex or chronic disorders – such as osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease) and severe spinal and limb anomalies – and those who need reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation.

This classic Montreal sporting event has raised more than $1 million to support the hospital since its inception.

The game will be played Saturday at Concordia stadium, located at 7200 Sherbrooke St. W. Kickoff is 1 p.m.

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