Meet Parker Hanson: El Riad Shrine Fall Ceremonial Patient Testimonial 2021

Parker was born without his left hand and with that he grew up as a Shriners Hospitals for Children patient, starting treatment around the time he began kindergarten. Throughout his life, Parker relied heavily on his prosthetics from Shriners Hospitals for his athletic career and extracurricular activities. With the help of Shriners Hospitals, Parker was able to overcome his disability and sign to play professional baseball. During his baseball career, Parker made it a priority to use his platform to connect with kids with disabilities to show them anything is possible. Although his athletic career is now over, he has began his new journey of motivational speaking. He hopes to use his platform and story to help motivate and inspire anyone who may be facing obstacles of their own.

 
 

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El Riad Shrine, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We would love for you to become a part of our philanthropic fraternity.

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Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, truth and relief.

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El Riad Shrine has first class facilities available to rent for both our shriners (at a reduced rate) and also for general public.

Shrine Events

Our units and clubs host many events that are open to the public while also organizing fundraisers for ways to earn money for our shrine and philanthropy.

Please join us in welcoming our new Imperial Potentate William (Bill) Bailey and First Lady Debby Bailey! Learn more about the Bailey family in this video, which debuted at Imperial Session. Be sure to give the official Shriners Imperial Potentate Facebook page a like at Shriners Imperial Potentate

Shriners International First Lady Debby Bailey’s Transforming Lives fundraising program shines a light on the amazing contributions Shriners Hospitals for Children brings to the field of #scoliosis care and supports these efforts. Learn more about her program and how you can make a difference!

Reaching New Heights: The Stories of Sydney and Seth

Every year, Shriners Hospitals for Children selects two National Patient Ambassadors to represent the health care system’s patients. The ambassadors spend the year sharing their stories and the ways Shriners Hospitals for Children has made a dramatic difference in their lives. Meet Seth and Sydney and learn about their journeys with #scoliosis and the innovative care they receive through our healthcare system.

Shriners International First Lady Debby Bailey’s Transforming Lives fundraising program shines a light on the amazing contributions Shriners Hospitals for Children brings to the field of #scoliosis care and supports these efforts. Learn more about her program and how you can make a difference!

Cactus

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Upcoming Events

  1. Chanters Weekly Rehearsal

    November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday Night Social

    December 1 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  3. Legion of Honor Monthly Meeting

    December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Clowns Monthly Meeting

    December 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  5. Oriental Band Weekly Meeting

    December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Upcoming Event Posters

Please click on each poster below to enlarge the image. Hope to see you at these shrine events!

If you have any questions, please call the shrine office at (605) 336-1117 or email office@elriad.com.

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