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31st Lobster Bowl Classic Canceled

Maine Shrine Game Will Not Happen In July

This summer’s Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic, scheduled for July 18th in Saco, has been canceled because of safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus.

Maine Lobster Bowl president Joe Hersom issued this statement…

The Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic Board of Governors, has regretfully made the decision
to cancel the 31st Annual Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic. We sincerely share in the
disappointment that will be felt by so many, especially the selected premiere high school
participants from throughout the State of Maine.

This extremely difficult decision involved exhausting all efforts in regards to maintaining and
providing a safe atmosphere for all involved, including our week long training camps and
throughout game day events, while also still maintaining State of Maine and the CDC COVID19 guidelines in conjunction with directives set forth by the Maine Principals Association in
regards to High School sporting activities.

Net proceeds from funds raised will be donated to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children in the
name of the 2020 Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic and its Participants.

The annual Lobster Bowl is a giant fundraiser for the Maine Shrine. The state’s top senior players from last year traditionally attend training camp at Foxcroft Academy for a week leading up to the game at Thornton Academy. Offficials plan on resuming event in 2021.

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