Matthew McCrane, Kansas State kicker,

has accepted an invitation to play in the 93rd East-West Shrine Game®. The

Game will be held January 20, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg,

Fla., kicking off at 3 p.m. ET and broadcast live on NFL Network and the

East-West Shrine Game Radio Network.

McCrane joins an elite list of football greats, such as Tom Brady, John

Elway, Brett Favre, and 74 NFL Hall of Famers, who have played in the

East-West Shrine Game, in addition to more than 265 East-West Shrine Game

alumni on NFL rosters each year. A strong performance at the East-West

Shrine Game can greatly impact a player’s chances of a career in the NFL.

More than 100 players from last year’s game signed with professional teams

this spring, and more than 70 made final NFL rosters.

"The most important element of East-West Shrine Game has always been

supporting Shriners Hospitals for Children," said East-West Shrine Game

Executive Director Harold Richardson. "But during game week, it also

affords our players an unmatched opportunity to showcase their talents and

get their first taste of a potential career in the NFL."

While the teams are divided by East and West, the players come together

for the beneficiary of the event, Shriners Hospitals for Children®, an

international pediatric specialty health care system that treats children

in orthopaedics, spinal cord injuries, cleft lift and palate, and burns,

regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

Those who would like to support McCrane and the East-West Shrine Game can

do the following:

Attend the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg on Saturday, January 20

at 3 p.m. ET, tune in to watch the game on NFL Network, or listen live on

the East-West Shrine Game Radio Network. East-West Shrine Game tickets

will be available for purchase beginning December 1 through all outlets.

Game tickets are $15 general admission seating (price does not include

service fees).

About Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through

innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding

medical education. The 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and

Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions,

burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and

relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax-deductible to

the fullest extent permitted by law. To learn more about Shriners

Hospitals for Children, please visit