I just wanted to send out a public thank you to the Gallatin Empire Lions Club for running their fifth and sixth grade tackle football program for the youth of Bozeman and Belgrade.

They run a very efficient, well-run, fun, organized, and safe program for players from these two communities. They spend countless volunteer hours making sure there are proper coaches, referees, game officials, equipment, etc. We are very lucky to have this organization offer this program for our community!

I’d also like to publicly thank the many volunteer coaches, officials, linesmen, organizers, etc. that help keep this program running.

The organization works hard to teach these young players proper football fundamentals, sportsmanship, teamwork, and technique. We are so thankful our son has been able to enjoy this athletic program for the last two years.

Heidi Fox

Bozeman