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Guyton selected for East-West Shrine Bowl
Gary Guyton - photo by Courier file photo
Hinesville’s Gary Guyton was among the All-stars chosen to play in the East West Shrine Game scheduled for Jan. 19 in Houston.
Guyton, who played for Georgia Tech as an outside and later inside linebacker, joins the roster for the East team of All-stars who will be coached by NFL Legend Dick Vermiel. Among his teammates on the East roster is Virginia Tech linebacker Vince Hall, Georgia running back Thomas Brown and Boston College safety Jamie Silva.
The East West Shrine game is known as football’s finest hours not just because of the All-star roster but also because of the cause it serves.
Every year since 1925, the Shrine Game has been played to raise money and to help make the public aware of the expert orthopedic and burn care available, at no cost, at all 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children.
To date, the game has raised more than $14 million for Shriners Hospitals and has helped inform millions of people about the mission of this extraordinary philanthropy.
The Shrine represents many things: good times, camaraderie and tradition. But what really binds together the more than 500,000 Shriners nationwide is an attitude of caring.
The game will begin at 7 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN.
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