WARRENSBURG, Mo. (Press Release)- The 40th Annual Missouri Lions All-Star Football Game will be played in Warrensburg on Saturday, July 23rd. The game features outstanding 2016 graduated high school football players from the entire state. Pre-game festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with kick-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Walton Stadium/Vernon Kennedy Field on the UCM Campus.
The annual affair was created in order to benefit Saving Sight, formerly The Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation, and has raised over $200,000 for this statewide Lions project. The game pits some of the top football talent from around the state to play one last game with and against their peers before entering the world of college or other careers. The game is divided into Blue and Gold Teams. Heading this year’s Blue squad will be Coach Steve Cook from Lafayette County High School, and the Gold team will be piloted by Coach John Dabney from Milan High School.
The players and coaches arrived at UCM on Sunday, July 17th. The week will be spent getting acquainted, learning plays and two-a-day practice sessions. A banquet to honor the players will be held Friday evening, July 22nd, with Dan Meers, aka KC Wolf (the KC Chiefs mascot), as the keynote speaker. The game will be played at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23rd. Tickets for the game will be available at the gate on game day at only $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.
The Lions of Missouri invite you to come enjoy one of the best High School football games you will ever see. GAME DATE: July 23, 2016 – The University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO Net Proceeds to Benefit Missouri Lions Saving Sight (formerly Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation)