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Grizzly Scholarship Association Spring Tour around the corner

Posted at 4:57 PM, May 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:45:51-04

(EDITOR’S NOTE: STORY BY MONTANA SPORTS INFORMATION.)

MISSOULA – The annual Grizzly Scholarship Association Spring Tour gets underway on May 11 in Bigfork with two new golf events added to the calendar for 2018.

Following a hugely successful first-ever social and BBQ in Billings in 2017, the 2018 edition of the GSA Spring Tour is expanding once again in the Magic City with the inaugural Grizzly Golf Fundraiser on May 25, raising proceeds specifically for Griz football.

A golf scramble has also been added to the day’s festivities in Hamilton on June 6 with the traditional Griz BBQ and social following soon after.

The 2018 Grizzly convoy is set to make 14 stops around the state, logging nearly 4,000 miles while visiting local GSA chapters and spreading the good word of Grizzly athletics from the mountains to the prairie.

Over the course of five weeks from mid-May to early June, GSA chapters from Ronan to Sidney and beyond will roll out the welcome mat with barbecues, golf outings, and socials, giving local fans the chance to meet the Griz.

Grizzly Athletics representatives set to travel the state include athletic director Kent Haslam, head football coach Bobby Hauck, head men’s and women’s basketball coaches Travis DeCuire and Shannon Schweyen, just to name a few.

“The GSA Spring Tour is an awesome time of year. Our fans have a huge impact on our program, and the GSA Spring Tour allows us to both thank them for their loyalty and raise funds for student-athlete scholarships,” said senior associate AD and GSA executive director Greg Sundberg.

“With two new golf events planned for 2018, there are more chances than ever for our fans to enjoy time with our coaches and staff.”

The annual loop of the state kicks off next Friday, May 11, as the caravan heads north to Big Fork for the Grizzly Golf Classic at Eagle Bend Golf Course, before heading east of the divide to Lewistown, Great Falls, Cut Bank, Fort Benton, then back to Ronan the following week, May 14-18.

May 22-25 will see the Grizzly roadshow hits to the Hi-Line with stops in Havre, Glasgow, and Sidney before making a return to Billings.

The Billings GSA chapter will once again host a barbecue and social at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center with appearances from Hauck, DeCuire, and Schweyen, as well as Grizzly softball coach Melanie Meuchel and more.

Stops in Helena, Butte and Hamilton round out the tour, with the Grizzly Conoco Golf Classic in Missoula on June 8 completing the schedule.

For more information and to follow along with the GSA Spring Tour, follow the Griz on Twitter @UMGrizzlies, on Facebook at facebook.com/umgrizzlies, and online at GoGriz.com.

MAY 11 BIGFORK
2018 GRIZZLY GOLF CLASSIC
Eagle Bend Golf Club, Bigfork, Montana
$130/golfer – 6 person scramble format
18 holes of golf with cart, tee prizes, box lunch and barbecue after tournament
3 to 6 golfers are needed to register as a team. Individual registrations are also accepted
12 Noon Tee off
2018 GRIZZLY GOLF CLASSIC TEAM FORM
2018 GOLF SPONSORSHIP FORM

Send the registration form & money to GSA ·
c/o Jordahl & Sliter, P.O.Box 8600, Kalispell, MT 59904
Contact: Rick or Barb Cunningham at 406-253-9192 or 261-9437

MAY 14 LEWISTOWN
LEWISTOWN GSA SOCIAL & DINNER
Pine Meadows Golf Course
$50/Golf & Dinner
$25/Adults or $10/kids Dinner only
2:00 Tee off
6:00 Happy Hour – 7:00 Dinner
Contact: Jim Wier 366-0268
Spencer Walsh 366-1728
Scot Solberg 366-4369

MAY 15 GREAT FALLS
GREAT FALLS GRIZZLY SCHOLARSHIP ASSOCIATION COACHES’ BARBQ AND SPRING TOUR
Mansfield Convention Center at the Civic Center
$10/Adults – $5/Children (under 12) – $25/Family
5:00 Doors open – 6:00 Dinner
BarBQ pork and chicken and beverages for all ages
Coaches, University officials and MONTE will all be there for the fun!
Live and silent auction includes
Travel with the football team to a game!
Win tickets to games in Missoula!
GRIZ memorabilia of all sorts included in auction
Much more!!
Face painting and photo booth (bring your camera)
Split-the-pot
HEADS or TAILS GAME
Funds raised are utilized to support student athletes in all sports.
Contact: general – Patty Myers 899-0874 or pattymyers@bresnan.net
golf – Tom Mathews 899-8230 or tom.mathews4749@gmail.com

MAY 16 CUT BANK
CUT BANK GOLF SCRAMBLE AND FAMILY BARBECUE
Cut Bank Golf and Country Club, Cut Bank, MT
$20/golfer
1:00 Registration – 1:30 Golf
Dinner – $20/Adult – $5/Child (under 12) – $40/Family
5:00 Social – 6:00 Dinner and auction
Contact: Shelley Larson 229-0758 or
Greg Larson 949-4266

MAY 17 FORT BENTON
FORT BENTON GSA GOLF TOURNAMENT
Signal Point Golf Course, Fort Benton, MT
$400/team – 18 hole scramble (includes golf, cart, range balls)
11:00 shotgun start
awards and auction immediately after round concludes
Call for sponsorship opportunities/team sign up
Contact: Chris Halko 788-9088 or halkopharmacy@gmail.com

MAY 18 RONAN
GOLF FOR THE GRIZ MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
Mission Mountain Golf Course, Ronan, Montana
$80/golfer or $70/golfer (MMG pass holders) (includes dinner and prizes)
$15 cart fee per person (not included in golf fee)
$25 – dinner only (pig roast dinner, Rocky Mountain oysters)
11:00 shotgun start – 4:00 barbecue
Make checks payable to: Mission Mountain Golf Course (sorry – only checks or cash accepted)
Pick up/drop off entries:
Mission Mountain Golf Course
Box 46664, Ronan, MT 59864
Contact: Dennis LaBonty 871-5790
Mission Mountain Golf Course 676-4653
2018 GOLF FOR THE GRIZ MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT ENTRY FORM

MAY 22 HAVRE/GLASGOW
HAVRE
TILLEMAN MOTORS, Havre, MT
NOON – lunch is provided
Meet and greet with Bobby Hauck
Open to all Griz fans

GLASGOW
GLASGOW GRIZ GATHERING
ELK’S LODGE
$10/PLATE
5:30 Social – 6:00 Dinner
RSVP to Pete Helland by May 20
Contact: Pete Helland 228-9331/day or 228-2008/evening

MAY 23 SIDNEY
SIDNEY GSA ANNUAL BANQUET
Sidney Country Club
$100/golf/dinner -$65/golf -$45/dinner
11:00 no host lunch -1:00 golf
6:00 social hour/dinner (silent auction)
Hole Sponsor -$150 (includes dinner/golf for 1 person)
Corporate Sponsor -$300 (includes dinner/golf for 2 persons)
Contact:
Bill Brenner 480-4502 or 433-5464
Kevin Mayer 480-2562 or 482-2704
Phil Johnson 480-1991 or 433-1402

MAY 24 BILLINGS
2018 MONTANA GRIZZLIES SPRING BARBECUE
SPONSORED BY STOCKMAN BANK
Billings Hotel & Convention Center
$25/Family – $10/Adult – $5/Child
5:00 Social Hour – 6:00 Dinner – 6:45 Presentation/Updates from Griz Coaches
live and silent auction
Contact: Mike Persha 406-690-6689
proceeds raised by the GSA will be used to provide scholarships to University of Montana student athletes!

MAY 25 BILLINGS – Football Golf Tournament
2018 INAUGURAL GRIZZLY GOLF FUNDRAISER
Laurel Golf Club
$250/golfer – $1000/team
9:00 shotgun start
$100 flag prize on every hole – 4 chances on all par 3s to win entry fee back
Contact: Rick Cabrera um84grizzly@gmail.com or 698-5680
INFORMATION ABOUT LAUREL GOLF TOURNAMENT
2018 LAUREL GOLF TOURNAMENT ENTRY FORM

MAY 31 HELENA
SPRING COACHES TOUR GOLF TOURNAMENT AND DINNER
Bill Roberts Municipal Golf Course, Helena, MT
$100/Golf – $400/Team
9:00/Registration – 10:00/Golf
Dinner at Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall
$20/Dinner only
5:30 Social – 6:30 Dinner
Contact: Jay Smith 406-459-2838
THE BANQUET IS OPEN TO ALL GRIZ FANS

JUNE 1 BUTTE
2018 COORS LIGHT GRIZZLY GOLF SCRAMBLE
Butte Country Club, Butte, MT
$125/golfer – 4 person scramble format (golf, cart, dinner, auction included)
11:00 registration – 12:30 shotgun start
contact: Moose Petritz – (406) 490-8882 or moosepetritz@charter.net

JUNE 6 HAMILTON
2018 UM GRIZ BITTERROOT BARBECUE SOCIAL
AND OPTIONAL PRE-FUNCTION GOLF SCRAMBLE
Hamilton Golf Course and Clubhouse
1004 Golf Course Road, Hamilton
$50/golfer – $200/4-person team( includes BBQ)
9-hole scramble – cart not included
2:00 p.m. tee off
BBQ – 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$20/advance tickets – $25/at the door – $15/students – available from GSA Committee
BBQ-beer-wine-softdrinks-prizes-live and silent auction
general info contact: Bitterroot Valley GSA President Rick Lubke
406-544-6314 or rlubke @msn.com
golf info contact: Hamilton Golf Club 363-4251 or
Chris King 360-5464 or tcking11@gmail.com

JUNE 8 MISSOULA
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