Full Schedule Of Events For Montana Shrine Game Weekend
The 76th Annual Montana East-West Shrine Game will be played this Saturday at Naranche Stadium in Butte. Before we even get to the opening kickoff, there are a lot of great activities leading up to Saturday night. Let’s get you ready for the big weekend.
On Friday the events will get started with the East-West Shrine Allstar Cheerleading Camp. The camp will be held at Butte High School Park- 401 S. Wyoming Street. In case of bad weather, it will be moved to the Masonic Temple Ballroom.- 324 W. Galena Street.
The camp is hosted by the All-Star cheerleaders representing the East-West Shrine Football Game. It is for kids aged 3 – 12, and will run from 1 - 2:30. Campers will receive poms and a camp shirt. They will learn jumps, kicks, cheers, and a dance routine. The campers are also invited to ride in the Shrine parade with the cheer team and perform at halftime of the Shrine Football game Saturday night. The cost for the camp is $25, and all money raised will go to the Shriners Hospital in Spokane.
Also on Friday evening will be the Shrine Game Banquet. The banquet will take place at the Maroon Activity Center- 55 E. Mercury. The banquet is a great night to celebrate the game, and all the athletes taking part. Every coach, player, and cheerleader will be introduced, we will hear from the Montana Shrines that make this game possible, and there will be one-of-a-kind memorabilia auctioned off from this game. We will also be treated to an outstanding meal as well. The banquet doors will open at 5, and the banquet will begin at 6 pm. The cost is $35 a plate, kids 12 & under are free.
Saturday will see the parade make its way through uptown Butte. The parade will start at 10 am on the corner of Broadway and Arizona, traveling west on Broadway to Montana, it will then head south on Montana for a block to Park Street, turning east on Park Street, and finishing at Park and Arizona. For me, the parade is a can’t miss event, and a great kickoff to the day.
Also, we must mention the Butte Farmers Market, the market is moving this week to accommodate the Shrine Parade. The market will be on Galena Street, from 8 am – 1 pm this week. So, make sure to stop before (and after) the parade.
Lastly, there will be a Shrine Game alumnus gathering from 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm, at Butte Brewing- 465 E. Galena. Anyone who participated in the Shrine Game over the past 75 years is encouraged to attend. Players, coaches, and cheerleaders we would love to see you at Butte Brewing before kickoff.
The gates at Naranche will open at 5 pm, kickoff is scheduled for 7 pm. You can read more about this years game HERE.