By Kaylee Lindenmuth
SALEM, Virginia - A Shenandoah native is set to compete in a collegiate all-star football game this upcoming weekend.
Christopher Bonk, son of Kevin and Pamela Bonk, was invited to compete in the Dream Bowl, set for Monday, January 15, in Salem, Virginia, near Roanoke.
Bonk, a 2014 Shenandoah Valley graduate and senior at Lock Haven University, played four years of varsity football for the Blue Devils, and was a four-year started for the Bald Eagles of LHU, playing O-Line and Center.
At the Dream Bowl, Bonk will have the opportunity to showcase his skills in front of scouts from the National Football League and Canadian Football League.
According to the event's website, a CFL scouting combine will be held prior to the game, run by agents from both leagues.
"The Combine results will be certified for use by the Dream Bowl athletes to get them to the next level. Scouts and agents will be attending all practices and the Dream Bowl game," the website reads.
On Monday, the game will be held, featuring 106 of the top college football players across the country, competing for schools within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, and Division III.
The game pits the "Crusaders" against the "Patriots".
Bonk will compete as a part of the 55-member Patriots, at Center.