The 64th annual Midwest Shrine Game takes place on Friday evening as the Green Bay Packers host the Seattle Seahawks in the third game of the 2013 preseason with kickoff set for 7:00 p.m. CT.
Each season, the Packers donate a percentage of the gate to the Shriners’ Hospitals for Children. The Shriners’ facilities provide specialized medical services, helping children with birth defects and other injuries, at absolutely no cost. To date, the series has raised more than $3.4 million for the Midwest Shrine’s burn centers and hospitals for disabled children.
Television coverage of Friday’s game will be broadcast nationally on CBS with Phil Simms (color commentary) and Ian Eagle (play-by-play) calling the action. Tracy Wolfson will be the sideline reporter.
The game will also be broadcast on the 50 stations comprising the Packers Radio Network across a portion of the Midwest with Larry McCarren (color) and Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) handling the call.
Tailgating action begins at 3:00 p.m. when the parking lot opens at Lambeau Field and gates to the stadium open at 5:00 p.m. The in-stadium giveaway will be magnetic game schedules, courtesy of Cenex.
Janine Brass will be performing the national anthem. Brass is a former patient of the Shrine Hospital.
Halftime entertainment will be provided by youth football teams from the Wauskesha Youth Football League, who will square off against one another. The event takes place as part of “USA Football Month,” recognized as the official youth football development partner of the Green Bay Packers, the NFL, the NFL Players Association and the league’s other 31 teams.
The Packers continue to warn fans of increased security measures at the stadium that limit the type and size of bags and stadium seats allowed inside. It is recommended that fans allow extra time to enter Lambeau Field.