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All-Star Competitions Kick Off Friday in Benefit of Tooth Truck

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The 13th Annual Sertoma Grin Iron Classic and the 3rd Annual Sertoma Grin Action Classic will kick off in Springfield kicks off Friday night and continues Saturday.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The 13th Annual Sertoma Grin Iron Classic and the 3rd Annual Sertoma Grin Action Classic will kick off in Springfield kicks off Friday night and continues Saturday.

The games feature 130 graduated high school seniors and 28 coaches competing with some of the best athletes in Southwest Missouri in a benefit for the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile unit.

The football all-stars will compete in the Grin Iron Classic (GIC), an East versus West competition, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at JFK Stadium.

On Saturday, a girl’s all-star volleyball competition, the Grin Action Classic (GAC), will start at 12 p.m. in the Parkview High School gymnasium. The championship game is expected to take place at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $6 each, children six and under are admitted free of charge. You can pick up tickets at McDonald's, Price Cutter - Smitty's - Ramey Supermarkets, and at the gate.

All GIC and GAC alumni are invited to both events and receive complimentary tickets.

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, or Tooth Truck, is a mobile dental clinic for at-risk children who have no access to dental care. Since its inception in 2002, the Tooth Truck has helped more than 16,000 individual children via 40,000 dental appointments, according to a release.

The total value of care provided is about $9.3 million in treatment, prevention, and education.

In addition to the game, tours of the Tooth Truck will be given. Performances by area high school dance teams, a visit from Ronald McDonald, half-time game with Mid-West Family Radio, concessions, game ball raffle, a year's worth of movie passes from The Wehrenberg Campbell 16 Cine and commemorative programs and t-shirts will also be a part of the program.

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