"The GRIZ game day experience is a Montana treasure..."

What We Do...

We are a non profit organization that distributes donated tickets to disadvantaged individuals

giving each an opportunity to visit the University of Montana campus and attend Griz football games free of charge.

Griz Kidz provides each individual an opportunity to experience the tradition, spirit and excitement of University of Montana Griz football.

Griz Kidz is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

How We Started...

Anyone who lived in Missoula before the mid-80's knows that University of Montana football games could hardly be described as a community event.

As the football program enjoyed success home games became a Missoula must see event, and eventually grew to become a  regional phenomenon, with many Montanans traveling from all over the state to attend. With two Division I Football Championship victories, and eight national championship appearances, the University of Montana Grizzly football program has become the pride of Montana, and game day is celebrated by alumni across the country.

In the past 20 years we have watched a small town program struggle to its feet, to then become the most successful program in all college football in the 2000s, with 119 wins, and the third most successful team in the FCS during 1990s, with 93 wins.  Unfortunately, as Grizzly football became more than a small town football program, the ability to attend and enjoy the game became harder for many children... especially financially-disadvantaged children.
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How You Can Help

1.) Referring Our Program to Underprivileged Children & Organizations...

Do you know an underprivileged child or group of children that would be impacted by going to a Grizzly Football game?     Complete this short referral form >>


2.) Donate to Griz Kidz...

We will use any funds donated to assist with the provision of tickets to many deserving children and their chaperones, as well as provide Griz Kidz apparel to the children on game day. Any additional funds will be used to develop a scholarship fund at the University of Montana. All ticket and monetary donations are tax deductible as Griz Kids is a 501(c)(3) organization.

3.) Donating Tickets...

You can donate your tickets by dropping them off at the University Ticket Office, by contacting the University Ticket Office at (406) 243-4051, and ask that your tickets be donated to Griz Kidz, or you can send tickets directly to P.O. Box 2332, Missoula, MT 59806.

"Former UM FB players make a dream come true for 50 kids every home game"

9/18/2014 - Read Our Latest Press Release at gogriz.com  >>