The third annual "Meet the Team" dinner is set for the University of Montana Grizzly softball program.

This has been a very successful event for this young program, giving fans a chance to meet members of the team, along with head coach Jamie Pinkerton, last year's Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year.

The dinner will be Friday, February 3 at the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown. Social hour begins at 5:30, with dinner and program starting at 6:30. Tickets are just $30 for adults, $20 for kids 12 and under. There will also be live and silent auctions.

The event comes the day before Montana hosts Montana State in a day-night basketball double-header and just a week before the softball team opens its season in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

The deadline to purchase tickets is January 30. You can contact Griz softball assistant coach Melanie Meuchel at 243-4338 or for tickets and more information.

Our thanks to Sports Information Director Joel Carlson for the news and Up With Montana Softball!   DB