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Montana Tech football teaming up with Butte Special Olympians

Posted at 11:33 AM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 21:19:15-04

BUTTE — The Montana Tech football team is ending the spring season on a high note.

Although rising junior Clay Dean is sidelined with what is already believed to be a season-ending knee injury, the Mining City native is making a profound impact on the program. Dean is leading the charge in organizing a team practice with Butte’s Special Olympians on Saturday. The practice is the last of the Orediggers’ spring session.

“I always want our guys to remember how fortunate they are to be able to do things like play college football and go to college,” said head coach Chuck Morrell. “It’s an opportunity for us to give back and make those kids’ days when they come out.”

Tech has been involved with Special Olympics Butte for a few years, but a new era of players is hoping to strengthen the relationship going forward.

“It’s going to be great working with them for the next couple of years, bringing some of the (Special Olympians) up to Montana Tech,” Dean said.