BIG SKY – Leaders from Montana’s ranching and business communities are invited to gather for a round of golf and networking Aug. 27-28, during the T-Bone Classic Gala Dinner and Golf Tournament at Big Sky Resort. The annual event benefits the Montana Stockgrowers Association’s Research and Education Endowment Foundation.

“The T-Bone Classic is organized to address the need for stronger relationships between leadership from Montana’s business and ranching communities; both essential parts of our state’s leading economies,” said John Grande, chair of the stockgrowers foundation. “The Classic provides the opportunity to network in the atmosphere of a gala dinner event and friendly golf tournament at one of the best locations in Big Sky Country.”

Events at the T-Bone Classic will include a fundraiser gala dinner and auction at Huntley Lodge on Thursday evening. Starting early Friday morning, attendees are invited to a brunch followed by a friendly round of golf on the Big Sky Resort Golf Course. An awards banquet with announcement of winners will close out the event Friday afternoon.

MSGA’s Research and Education Endowment Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to ensure the future of Montana’s livestock community and businesses through producer and public education. REEF works to educate future generations on the importance of values, work ethic, leadership, innovation, respect, collaboration and optimism.

With these essential elements, the foundation can continue to work towards MSGA’s vision, “to be the premier institution that exemplifies leading global beef innovation while preserving Montana’s complex natural landscape, history, economy, ethics and social values,” according to the MSGA website.

Visit to purchase tickets for the T-Bone Classic. Tournament teams will consist of four players and individual tickets are available for the gala dinner event. For more information, contact the Montana Stockgrowers Association at (406) 442-3420.