GSA Spring Tour Returns in 2023

The Montana Grizzlies are back on the road and headed to a town near you!

The Grizzly Scholarship Association Spring Tour – a statewide caravan of University of Montana coaches, administrators, and athletic department staff – returns to the road in 2023, with 13 events around the Treasure State.

From Bigfork to Billings, Sidney, and beyond, the Spring Tour logs nearly 4,000 miles from the mountains to the prairie, visiting local GSA chapters and spreading the good word of Grizzly Athletics.

“The GSA Spring Tour is an awesome time of year. Our fans make so much effort to come see us, and the Spring Tour allows us to go see them, thank them for their loyalty, and raise much-needed funds for student-athlete scholarships,” said GSA Director Coleson Randall.
“We look forward to seeing everyone again, and we thank our chapters who have organized fun events for us all to reconnect.”

Throughout the spring, GSA chapters around Montana roll out the welcome mat with barbecues, golf outings, and socials, giving local fans the chance to socialize with the Griz, win auction items, and talk all things Grizzly Athletics.

UM 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 Brian Holsinger, just to name a few.

The annual loop of the state kicks-off in the Flathead Valley at the annual Grizzly Golf Classic at Eagle Bend in Bigfork on Friday, May 12.

The convoy then heads to Great Falls for the GSA Griz BBQ with a full host of UM dignitaries on hand in the Electric City on Tuesday, May 16 at the Great Falls Civic Center with more than 500 fans expected. The week continues with golf events in Cut Bank on May 17, and Fort Benton on May 18.

May 22-24 will see the Grizzly roadshow hit the Hi-Line with stops in Havre, Glasgow, and Sidney before making a return to Billings.

After several hugely successful years, the Billings GSA chapter will once again host a barbecue and social at Camelot Ranch on May 24.

Billings will also play host to the annual QB Club Golf Tourney on May 25 at the Laurel Golf Club, with proceeds directly benefiting Grizzly football.

Stops in Helena, Butte, and Ronan round out the tour in early June.

For more information, registration details, and sponsorship opportunities, visit the GSA website at, and follow the GSA on social media @MontanaGSA.


MAY 12           BIGFORK – Grizzly Golf Classic
Location: Eagle Bend Golf Course
Time: 11 a.m. (check-in), 12 p.m. (shotgun start)
Registration – SOLD OUT –
Sponsorship Opportunities
Information: Rick & Barb Cunningham – 406.253.9192

MAY 16           GREAT FALLS
Location: Civic Center Convention Center
Time: 5 p.m. (doors), 6 p.m. (BBQ)
Tickets $20/pp – Available at the door. Advance tickets available at:

  • Cappis Physical Therapy Associates
  • Double G Engraving
  • Action Cards & Collectibles
  • Alluvion Health Pharmacy

Sponsorships: $350
Sponsorships & Information:

MAY 17           CUT BANK
Location: Cut Bank Golf & Country Club
Time: 2 p.m. (shotgun start) $25/person, $100/team
BBQ and silent auction to follow
Registration & Information: Josh Larson – 406.391.7056

MAY 18           FORT BENTON
Location: Signal Point Golf Course
Time: 11 a.m. (shotgun start) – $300 per team of four or $75 per player
Registration & Information: Chris Halko: 406.788.9088 or

MAY 22           HAVRE/GLASGOW
Havre: Lunch at Tillman Motors – Noon
Glasgow: Social 5 p.m., Dinner 6 p.m. – Sunnyside Country Club

MAY 23           SIDNEY
Location: Sidney Country Club
Time: 12:30 p.m. (shotgun start), 5:45 p.m. (happy hour), 7 p.m. (dinner)
Golf $75, Dinner $50, Golf and Dinner $115
Sponsorships: Hole $165 (golf and dinner for one), Corporate $325 (golf and dinner for two)
Registration & Information: Bill Brenner – 406-480-4502, Phil Johnson – 406-480-1991, Kirby Halvorson – 406-489-1339, or Kevin Mayer – 406-480-2562.

MAY 24           BILLINGS – GSA BBQ
Location: Camelot Ranch, 8736 Camelot Lane, Billings MT 59106
Time: 5 p.m. (social), 6 p.m. (dinner) – $25/family, $10/adult, $5 children
Registration & Information: Brian Hafner:

MAY 25           BILLINGS – Quarterback Club Golf Tournament
Location: Laurel Golf Club
Time: 9 a.m. (shotgun start)
Registration & Information: Rick Cabrera: 406.698.5680 or

JUNE 1             HELENA
Location: Bill Roberts Golf Course
Time: 8 a.m. (registration), 9 a.m. (shotgun start)
Online Registration
More Information: Jenny Harris: 406.465.4897

JUNE 2             BUTTE – The Butte Auto / Coors Light Grizzly Golf Tournament
Location: Butte Country Club
Time: 10 a.m. (registration) 12:30 p.m. (shotgun start)
Registration, Information, and Hole Sponsorships
More information: or 406.490.8882

JUNE 8             HAMILTON
More info coming soon

JUNE 9           RONAN – Griz Memorial Golf Tournament
Location: Mission Mountain Golf Club
Time: 11:00 a.m. (shotgun start)
More Information: Brennin Grainey – 406.360.2455 or
Jamie Buhr – 406.523.8908 or