The 2022 Shrine Bowl will see familiar canine faces in attendance, as it takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada later this week.
This fundraiser for Shriners International has been running since 1925, gathering the best NCAA and U Sports football players from both the United States and Canada in an all-star matchup to close out the college football season.
As very good therapy dogs who have been canine ambassadors at the Las Vegas Shriners golf tournament, our friends Bark-Andre Furry and Sir Winston Da Doodle will be serving as canine ambassadors for the 2022 Shrine Bowl.
Little brothers Deke-Henri Furry and Sir Oliver Da Doodle will unfortunately be riding the bench this year, but hope to take part in the event next year.
The 2022 Shrine Bowl will see familiar canine faces in attendance.
The Shrine Bowl has been held since 1925 between teams of East and West all-stars, with the West winning 51 games, the East claiming 39 and five ties, while no game was played in 2021 because of the ongoing COVID pandemic.
For much of its history the Shrine Bowl has been held in the Bay Area of California as the Shrine Game, mostly San Francisco, Oakland and Palo Alto, though the location has migrated in the past two decades to Texas (San Antonio, Houston) and Florida (Orlando, St Petersburg).
The 2022 features players from a variety of canine schools, with the Bulldogs of Fresno State and South Carolina State, Northern Illinois and Washington Huskies and North Carolina State Wolfpack scattered amongst the rosters, and schools with vet med programs are well-represented as well.
Judging by this photo Bark posted on his Twitter account with South Carolina Gamecocks tight end Nick Muse, the players are loving having them around during the lead-up to the 2022 Shrine Bowl, and we’re sure they’re doing a great job advertising how pawesome therapy dogs are and promoting all the good work they do.
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Again, the 2022 Shrine Bowl will take place on Thursday, February 3 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas at 8 p.m. ET, with TV coverage on the NFL Network.