The Knights of Columbus in Butte has named Saturday “Bernie Boyle Appreciation Day.”
A party in honor of Boyle will be held that day at 6 p.m. at the KC. The event is scheduled to honor Boyle for his upcoming induction into the Butte Sports Hall of Fame as well has his tireless efforts to make our community a better place.
Hors d’oeuvres will be served, and a no-host bar will be available.
For the past 25 years, Boyle has run the Saturday morning little kid basketball league. The league, which is free of charge, gave countless young boys and girls their first taste of playing competitive basketball.
Boyle, a retired Butte firefighter, coached many youth sports teams throughout the years while working to keep the KC open for 35 plus years. Boyle also sits on the boards of Butte Senior Housing Inc. and Columbus Plaza Inc., helping provide affordable senior living in our community.
For years, Boyle was a key figure in the Butte Babe Ruth baseball league, and he was instrumental in the building of the Maroon Activities Center.
The avid Green Bay Packers fan has also set up numerous trips to sporting events around the country. That includes sending underprivileged youth to an NBA playoff game in Salt Lake City.
Boyle’s list of contributions to the community goes on and on.
On Saturday the community will have a chance to let Boyle know that all that time and dedication to the Mining City did not go unappreciated.