Lots of Griz fans, mostly football with just a sprinkle of basketball tossed in, will remember these names!

The 2016 Missoula Osprey baseball season is about to get underway, and as usual, there are many exciting promotional nights. In fact the second home game of the season will be Old Home Week for many former Griz standouts, among other celebs. And a couple who are already back here as coaches.

This is also a fundraiser for Destination Missoula's Sports Commission. Check it out:

The impressive guest list includes from football fame -

ACTIVE: Colt Anderson - Buffalo Bills, Marc Mariani - Chicago Bears, Chase Reynolds -  Los Angeles Rams, Jordan Tripp - Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Rams assistant coach Brandon Fisher.

RETIRED Shann Schillinger – Atlanta Falcons (pictured and a Griz assistant coach), Justin Green – Baltimore Ravens (also a Griz assistant coach), Lex Hilliard – New York Jets, Jimmy Farris – New England Patriots and former head football coach at the University of Montana, Mick Delaney.

Basketball star, Brian Qvale currently of EWE Baskets/Germany will be the lone athlete not from the football realm. Two other local celebrities include Nashville country music recording artist Tyler Barham and Miss Montana 2015 Danielle Wineman.

All of the special guests will throw out a ceremony first pitch prior to the game and be involved in some of the in-game promotions. All ticketed fans that donate $10 to the Sports Commission (at the stadium) will be able to meet all of the stars and get their autographs. While supplies last, the Sports Commission will also have commemorative posters available prior to entering the autograph area as part of the $10 donation.

Fans that want to have a BBQ dinner with the celebrities prior to the game, that are not part of a larger group may purchase their package from the MSO Hub in advance of the event. This package includes a ticket to see the Osprey take on the Great Falls Voyagers, an All-You-Can-Eat BBQ with the stars from 6 – 7 p.m., an Osprey cap, the commemorative event poster and priority entry for the autograph session. The package is $50 at the MSO Hub and by phone at 406-543-3300.

Should be a night that brings back lots of Griz memories!   DB

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