DOWNTOWN BOZEMAN ASSOCIATION

BOZEMAN – Help Montana State University celebrate and welcome visitors by decorating your business in blue and gold the week of Nov. 15-21, in preparation for Cat/Griz weekend. The Bobcats take on rival University of Montana Grizzlies in Bozeman on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 12:10 p.m.

Paint your storefront, hang Bobcat flags or signs, or showcase Bobcat merchandise in windows of your business. Windows must be decorated no later that 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Businesses who decorate in blue and gold will have a chance to win prizes including MSU basketball tickets, gear, Bobcat cookies, and more. Volunteers working on behalf of MSU will be visiting businesses on Nov. 20, and passing out prizes to those showcasing exceptional Bobcat spirit.

Also, the 16th annual Can the Griz food drive is ongoing until Nov. 21. This is an off-field competition between MSU and UM to see which community can collect the most donations for their local food banks. Organizers request that nonperishable food donations be taken to collection locations throughout Bozeman, to support those in need in Gallatin County.

Bobcat supporters can designate their contribution to MSU by telling the Gallatin Valley Food Bank, or collection location host, that their donation is for the Can the Griz food drive. Monetary donations may be made directly to the GVFB online or by texting “CAN” to 444999. This year, Can the Griz shirts will be available at the MSU Bookstore, and proceeds from shirt sales benefit the food bank.

Join the Bobcat men’s and women’s basketball teams as they play a doubleheader on Friday, Nov. 20 at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse in Bozeman. The women face the University of Portland at 5:30 p.m., and the men play San Jose State University at 8:05 p.m.

Visit canthegriz.com to find a list of participating Can the Griz locations, and donate directly to the Gallatin County Food Bank at gallatinvalleyfoodbank.org.