The Kora Shrine will host the 21st annual Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic on Saturday, July 24 in Biddeford. The game is for recent high school graduates.

Four Midcoast football players and a Rockland cheerleader have been selected to participate in the football game scheduled at the Waterhouse Field. Jason Hughes of Mount View, Josh Beal of Belfast, Alex Young of Rockland and Cam Gartley of Camden Hills will participate in the game. The four will be members of the East squad.

Lindsey Davenport of Rockland is on the roster for the East team’s cheering squad.

The game will kick off at 4 p.m. and gates open at 1 p.m. There will be a pregame concert at 2 p.m.

The Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Game has been created to raise money and to help make the public aware of the expert orthopedic and burn care facilities available, at no cost, to children who need the care.

According to the event’s website, the game is the only Kora Shrine-sponsored event where 100 percent of the net proceeds are for the benefit of the 22 Shrine Hospitals for Children across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

The event matches two all-star teams of recently graduated high school seniors from the East and West region. The student-athletes are nominated by their high school coaches to play, and once selected by a committee from the Maine Athletics Association, participate in a week-long training camp before their game. They also must raise a minimum of $500 for the Shriner Hospital to participate.

The four local athletes are on the East team coached by Bill County of Lewiston. Their positions are: Hughes, number 32, will manage; Beal, 5 feet 11 inches, 180 pounds, number 35, defense; Young, 6-1, 280 pounds, number 52, offensive line; and Gartley, 6-3, 160 pounds, number 88, wide receiver. Davenport is expected to cheer for the East team.

Village NetMedia Sports Reporter Frederick Freudenberger can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at fritz@villagesoup.com.