The Story Behind the "M"

The "M" is 620 feet above the Missoula Valley floor. It is 125' feet long and 100' feet wide. University of Montana forestry students cut the switchbacks into the side of the hill in the early 1900's. The first "M" was assembled out of whitewashed rocks in 1909, and given a fresh coat of paint by freshmen every year, until 1968, when all those rocks were cemented together with concrete.

Photo by Nelson Kenter,

Help Send the UM Grizzly Baseball Team to Regionals

Help send the University of Montana Baseball team to the Regional Tournament in LaGrande, Oregon (May 10-12, 2013). The Grizzlies won the Northern Pacific Conference’s North Division Championship finishing the regular season with a record of 16-3 overall and 11-1 in conference play. Now the team needs some help to get to the Regional Championship on May 10-12. The team has a fundraising goal of $2,500 to pay for bus transportation and lodging and the funds need to be raised by Wednesday 5/8.

Become a sponsor of UM’s baseball team by contributing below. Just select your contribution amount, then click the button and complete your transaction. (Note that we use PayPal as our secure payment processor. You do NOT need a PayPal account to contribute — you may use your choice of a Visa, Mastercard, Amex or Discovery credit or debit card.) 

Note that your receipt will indicate that payment was received by Blodgett Marketing, the parent company of  MIM has agreed to assist the team in its fundraising efforts and to collect contributions on the team’s behalf.

Make it Missoula will be posting tournament updates, so be sure to “Like” MIM on Facebook to follow all the tournament action!

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