The Missoula Civil Air Patrol and Wreaths Across America are teaming up with Missoulians to honor those Montana veterans who served. This year on Saturday, Dec. 16, wreaths will be placed in a ceremony honoring the memory of servicemen and women laid to rest at the local Missoula veterans cemeteries.

The goal for this year in Missoula is to raise enough funds to place 916 remembrance wreaths on the headstones of those Montana veterans who have served and are interred in one of the two Missoula veterans cemeteries. Wreaths are just $15 each, but any donation is greatly appreciated. The last day to donate is Monday, Nov. 27. For more information, or to sponsor wreaths, or to sign up to volunteer, visit  or call 406-802-4363.


Foundation for Community Health, Glacier Ice Rink and New Directions Wellness Center are teaming up for another great Community Cup Hockey Benefit Thanksgiving weekend, supporting the health of western Montanans. The Hockey Benefit will take place at Glacier Ice Rink, Nov. 24-26, and includes team competition beginning at 7:15 p.m. Friday, a Sled Ice Hockey Clinic and Skills Competition at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, and a lively Chuck-a-Puck contest at 7:45 p.m. Saturday.

The Community Cup was created by Dr. Tim and Tonda Richards a handful of years ago to promote health and community engagement. Tournament proceeds have benefited pediatric and neonatal care, Safe Kids injury prevention education, and Glacier Ice Rink programs in past years. The 2017 Community Cup proceeds will be used to purchase equipment for a new, adaptive Sled Ice Hockey Program for individuals with disabilities.

The Community Cup teams are recruited with the Ty Robinson Rules, which bring together women and men across an array of medical and community professions, ages, and playing expertise. The competition schedule is posted at

The community is welcome to attend the games, try out sled ice hockey during the clinic, and purchase puck shots for prizes in the Chuck-a-Puck contest.

Community members can also make a donation toward equipment purchase by visiting (choose “Fundraising Events” as the donation designation). For more information about the Community Cup, contact the Foundation for Community Health at 406-926-2522 or