04 Dec Grin Iron Classic
Sertoma GRIN IRON CLASSIC Canceled Due to COVID-19
The 20th Annual Sertoma GRIN IRON CLASSIC, Southwest Missouri’s All-Star High School Football Game, will not be held in 2021 due to COVID-19. Slated for Friday, June 4th at Parkview High School’s JFK Stadium, the event benefits the Tooth Truck, a mobile dental clinic for at-risk children serving the Springfield area for nearly 19 years. Nearly 100 local high school athletes from Southwest Missouri have been selected by the SW MO High School Football Coaches Association for this East vs West All-Star competition, hosted by the All-Star Smiles Sertoma Club.
“We were so hopeful the Sertoma GRIN IRON CLASSIC could be one of those events for graduating seniors that didn’t have to be canceled due to COVID-19,” said Bonnie Keller, President & CEO of the Tooth Truck and RMHC of the Ozarks. “It is clear the safety risks continue to be too significant at this time to hold the event This was a heartbreaking decision for us to make.”
Several event sponsors and contributors have ensured their financial support of the Tooth Truck, despite the event being canceled, including presenting sponsor the Heart of the Ozarks Sertoma Club, and leadership sponsor the Greater Springfield Dental Society; and all are be recognized in the event program.
Despite the cancellation, these accomplished football players were recognized through the MC22 “From the Studio” Show, hosted by Corey Riggs. Watch it here!