(Very Important Griz)

Come support your Montana Grizzly Big Sky Champions and Coach of the Year Wayne Tinkle

Thursday, September 19th at the Adams Center

5-6:30 p.m.
V.I.G. Celebration in the Sky Club
Enjoy complimentary beverages and appetizers while mingling with the players and coaching staff

7-9 p.m.
Auction begins on the Adams Center arena floor
Help to make it our most successful FUNdrasier ever!

We have something to be proud of MONTANA!

Unable to attend? Go to GOGRIZ.Com, click on DONATE NOW Specific Sport, Men’s Basketball

Dear Grizzly Basketball supporter:

I’m writing to ask you to participate in this year’s Grizzly Roundball fundraiser.  There are a number of ways you can contribute including: participating in this year’s Roundball Golf Classic scheduled for September 20 at 10am; sponsoring a hole at this year’s Golf Classic; attending our reception at the Adams Center on September 19 at 5pm that includes both a live and silent auction; and donating items to the live and/or silent auction.  Your generosity and support will go a long way toward helping us in our drive to win our third straight Big Sky championship.  And of course it will continue to help our student athletes succeed in the classroom, where we rank among the Nation’s best for division 1 basketball programs.

The money raised from this event helps the Griz Basketball program in many ways.  It is used to cover costs that most do not get to see or know exist. The funds will go to help cover the costs of summer school tuition for our players, a key factor in allowing them to make sure they stay on track to finish their careers at UM with a degree in hand.  Since we began doing this fundraiser five years ago, our team GPA and graduation rates have been in the top 10% nationally for D1 basketball programs.  The money raised will also help cover overages in our recruiting budget and help to offset the costs of running summer camps.  This event is a vital piece of what allows us to run and maintain a quality Division 1 basketball program that we can all be proud of.

Mathias Ward, one of our star players from last year who was All Big Sky and a Capital One Academic All-American, attributes some of his success to this event.  According to Mathias, “the ability to take courses in the summer was a huge key in my ability to not only finish my Bachelor’s degree, but also to allow me to finish my Master’s before my playing days were over here at UM.  The money that is raised through the Roundball event and the generosity of the participants has had a direct and positive influence on my life.  By helping provide the funds to take summer classes I was able to earn degrees that will greatly help me throughout my future. Thank you all for what you do with this event!”

With your help, more players can succeed on the court and in the classroom just as Mathias did.   Thanks so much for considering helping out in this year’s Roundball event.  Your generosity is appreciated more than you know.