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Gannon Rec hosts equipment pickup and media day for historic Erie Save an Eye football game

Published: 07/08/2022

The County and City teams listen to instructions Thursday night at the Save an Eye football game media day at the Gannon Recreation and Wellness Center. BENJAMIN CHAMBERS/ERIE TIMES-NEWS

The County and City teams listen to instructions Thursday night at the Save an Eye football game media day at the Gannon Recreation and Wellness Center. BENJAMIN CHAMBERS/ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Gannon University hosted gear pick-up and Media Day this week for the city of Erie's annual Save An Eye game, an area tradition that has been generations in the making. 


The 84th installment of the game marks the second-oldest high school charity football game in the country, according to GoErie. Put on by the Erie Lions Club, it is dedicated to providing eye care to children in need in Erie County and supporting services for the visually impaired. More than 4,900 players have participated over the years, and after the 2021 game, the Lions Club said it has been able to provide the equivalent of $3.5 million in eye care to more than 17,000 children. 

The Erie Lions Club's Save an Eye football game is set for July 29 at Veterans Stadium. 

All media inquiries can be made by contacting Haley Figurski, Media Relations and Marketing Manager, at 814-823-1886.