Golf scramble will open Hall of Fame weekend

Golf scramble will open Hall of Fame weekend
Former Montana Tech volleyball and basketball coach Jo Buysse celebrates after making a birdie putt on No. 3 During the Butte Sports Hall of Fame golf scramble June 14, 2019 at the Highland View Golf Course. Also pictured are, from left, Jamie Connell, Dave Phillips, Mary Yakawich and Krystal Lawson. (Butte Sports file photo)

The Butte Sports Hall of Fame will induct 14 individuals and five teams July 15-16.

Events will kick off with a golf scramble at the Highland View Golf Course. The scramble will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 15. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., and tee times are reserved through 2:30 p.m.

Players can make their own teams, or individuals can show and be placed on a team. Cost is $5 on top of green fees.

The Green Jacket ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the Maroon Activities Center. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

On Saturday, a Green Jacket breakfast for Green Jackets new and old will be held at 9:30 p.m. at Perkins. This event is for Green Jackets only.

The Hall of Fame induction banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Maroon Activities Center. A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. A ticket is needed for the banquet. Even inductees need a ticket.

Cost of the banquet will go up from $35 to $45 on July 1. Tickets can be purchased at the Butte Civic Center box office. They can also be ordered online. (Click here to buy tickets.)

Individuals joining the Hall are the late Tony Banovich, Corey Bolton, Ron Collins Sr., Don Douglas, Deanna Dugdale, the late Hoot Gibson, Bob Given, Ray Jay Johnson, Gary Kane, Julie (Leary) Nadeau, the late Don “Lefty” Orlich, Tom Roberts, Debbie Silk and the late Ed Yeo.

Teams entering the Hall will be the 1982 Frontier Conference champion Montana Tech volleyball team, the 1983 Frontier Conference Montana Tech football team, the 1990-91 state champion Butte High wrestling team, the 1995 state champion Butte High softball team, and the 1996 state championship Butte Central-Anaconda swimming team.


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