University of Montana Grizzly Athletics has announced "Hats off to Heroes" to honor local service men and women and others. And they need YOUR nominations.

This new program honors those who serve, designed to give back to local military members. At each Griz home football game this season, a local hero will be honored at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

Do you know an active-duty service member, veteran or military spouse who deserves to be recognized? How about a first-responder? Or maybe an educator or individual who has made lasting contributions to the Missoula community. Some who has made a difference in the lives of others?

Let the Griz know why your hero should get a tip of the hat. Just fill out the nomination form here. One hero will be honored at each regular season home game this year. Honorees will get game tickets and in-game recognition. Our thanks to Missoula's Jiffy Lubes, locally owned by Marine Corps veteran Briggs Anderson, for sponsoring Hats off to Heroes, and to Sports Information Director Eric Taber for giving us the opportunity to spread the word.

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