By MICK HOLIEN
Well golfers as you listen it is not too late to participate in Friday’s Golf for the Griz event in Ronan.
And besides with proceeds assisting athletic scholarships to the University of Montana there is plenty of reason to jump aboard.
And I’ll be there to check you in at 11 a.m.
This annual event at the Mission Mountain Golf Course is always a popular outing promising plenty of fellowship, competition and just plain enjoyment.
And here’s the rub ..There will be plenty of Grizzly coaches and administrators present to chat with, cajole or whatever you have in mind.
And some of the ones that won’t be there are in Seattle as Jamie Pinkerton’s softball team straps it up against the University of Washington in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
In just the third season of the program’s history, just short of three years and nine months, Pinks squad swept Weber State three straight in Ogden to claim a title ring.
It is an unheard off ascension to a league crown, especially on the road against an established program but the powerhouse Huskies provide quite a challenge to advance.
But in attendance Friday will be head football coach Bob Stitt, some members of his football staff, new Lady Griz basketball coach Shannon Schweyen, who always plays this event, members of the men’s hoop staff and veteran tennis coach Chris Nord along with Dan Ingram and Greg Sundberg from the athletics staff.
And there’s p[plenty of room if you don’t have a team because there are several individuals and couples wishing to participate that would be happy to join up.
Entry for the tournament with a shotgun start is 80 for non pass holders and 70 for members.
There also is quite the robust silent auction which includes a pair of 100 tickets for Tim Ryan Rouillier’s upcoming symphonic presentation Play Me Montana, several Grizzly prints and other items.
Rocky Mountain oysters are always tournament fare for the barbecue which starts about 4 p.m.
And if you don’t play a chow ticket goes for 25.00.
And the 50-50 is always profitable although donating it back isn’t a bad option either.
So here’s your chance Griz fans..bring the kids for autographs or bring your notepad with questions, observations or whatever as additions to Grizzly football make the season look extremely promising.