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Blue And Gold Ball Raises Money For Bozeman Trail Fund

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The Bozeman community gathered at Montana State University for a formal dance on Friday, all to raise money for charity. The annual Blue and Gold ball is raising money this year for the Bozeman trail fund.

Organizers said the ball was originally started three years ago, just for students, but that has now changed to include the entire community.

"We started with the intention of bringing a bunch of different groups together from across campus, and from there it actually spread," said Michael Bonde, the president of the Blue and Gold Committee.

The Blue and Gold Ball is planned by students from different groups across Montana State University's Campus every year as a way to give back to the community. Bonde said they donate to a different charity every year.

"A lot of the time we look for a local charity, because we have such a community presence and the community gives back to us, we want to give back to the community," Bonde said.

This year, proceeds from the ball and silent auction are going to the Bozeman Trail fund. Past years, the Boys and Girls Club of Gallatin Valley and relay from life benefited from the dance. Bonde said each charity they partner with have a different meaning to the students each year.

"We felt our campus had been hit pretty hard by cancer that year. This year, I think it might be, because winter is so late this year, the trails project is a big one that we chose for this year," Bonde said.

He said the committee wants to make sure the money stays in the Bozeman area.

"When we do choose, we look into each organization we are donating to, is using the money well and uses it an a way that gives back to the community," Bonde said.

The ball ends at midnight. Tickets are being sold at the door for $20 or $50 to get into the VIP room.

 

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