(Editor’s note: Montana State University press release)
BOZEMAN – Call it a great excuse to watch a college basketball game on Saturday. Call it a fantastic deal. Or call it Fish’s Furlough Relief Program.
By whatever name, Montana State’s men’s basketball program offers federal employees suffering from the government shutdown some relief this weekend. Every person presenting a United States federal employee identification card receives free admission to Montana State’s Saturday afternoon game against Idaho State, and the first 50 of those get a free combo meal from MSU concessions and a game program.
“Every single player, coach and manager in our program wanted to do something for those affected,” said Bobcat head coach Brian Fish. “Hopefully this offers a little break from a very stressful situation that the people involved have no control over.”
MSU’s game against Idaho State on Saturday is the middle of a three-game homestand. The Cats host Weber State at 7 pm Thursday, and cap the team’s most concentrated stretch of home games in the 2018-19 season with the annual Cat-Griz doubleheader on Saturday, February 2.