Bruce’s Big Butte Challenge Race



In Memory of Bruce Robinson Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:00 a.m.

Montana Tech SUB Original Big Butte Challenge Course

DISTANCES: 1 Mile, 5k and 11k Awards and after run celebration commencing at noon at the Quarry Brewery. Don’t forget your cape, best costume will be awarded!

Pre-registration and Packet Pick up Thursday, March 28th from 4:00 pm–7:00 pm at Metals Bank

Race Day Registration 8:30-9:30 am, Montana Tech SUB 1300 W. Park St, Butte

MT Forms & Race Information below:

Register Online 


2019 Big Butte – Paper Registration

Denim & Diamonds | Annual Fundraiser

Wear your denim and bling and join us in an evening of fancy, down-home, Western-style dining, auction bidding, and FUN!

Reservations required by March 15th.

$75 per person.
$600/sponsor table for 8

$800/sponsor table for 10

March 29th, 2019
Butte Country Club
6pm No-Host Cocktails
7pm Buffet Dinner
8pm Silent and Live Auction

Call or text Linda at 360-631-0947 or email


Spirit of Christmas 2018

The Spirit of Christmas has arrived! You can feel it at the Butte Exchange Club! Several Club Members, Members of the Excel Club and Employees of Glacier Bank arrived early Sunday morning, November 25th, at Walmart and fulfilled the Christmas wish lists for 22 local children. Then all gathered at the Springs to wrap the gifts. Thanks to all who attended and to those who donated additional funds to this project.

2018 Field of Honor Benefits Local Non-Profits

The net proceeds from the 2018 Field of Honor will be distributed among eight Butte organizations. Butte United Veterans Council, Butte Family YMCA, Butte Rescue Mission, Butte Child Evaluation Center, Butte Family Drug Court/Butte Cares, Heart of Butte Café, Shriner’s Hospital (for Butte kids), Butte Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Thank you all who sponsored flags, volunteered and visited the 2018 Field of Honor. Special thanks to all of the Event Sponsors. 

Garbage Guys and Gals

It must be summer because the Garbage Guys and Gals are back at it; collecting trash from the side roads to the Interstates. Piles and piles of trash are collected every year by the Butte Exchange Club. A group meets regularly every Thursday morning at Perkins for breakfast at 8:30. Then it’s to work! Contact Pat Cooney to volunteer every Thursday or just once. Help is always needed.

Brew and Que Festival | June 9

Kickoff the Festival Season with a Brew and BBQ Festival! Pouring beers from all of our local breweries and serving the best BBQ in the area the festival will feature the best in Butte’s local music. Hosted by the Butte Exchange Club as our annual fundraiser. Free. Saturday June 9 starting 4 pm. The Original Mine Yard. Main Street, Butte, MT.

We’ll be featuring beer from all of our local breweries in addition to Philipsburg Brewing, Smelter City Brewing, Beaverhead Brewing and Elk Ridge Brewing. We’ll also have food and BBQ from Up N Smoke BBQ (Philipsburg); Wicked Que (Butte) and Brunchies (Dillon). LIVE MUSIC all evening by: The Slip; Ken Rich and Heather Lingle. FREE ADMISSION.

Butte Exchange Club Awards $9,500 in Scholarships

On March 6, 2018 the Butte Exchange Club held its Annual Youth of the Year and A.C.E. Award Program.

The Youth of the Year Scholarship of $2,000 was received by Jackson Maloney a Senior at Butte High School.  He also received a $500 scholarship to attend Montana Tech.

The A.C.E. Award stands for Accepting the Challenge of Excellence, a scholarship awarded to a student who has overcome great challenges to graduate from high school.  This year’s recipient is Brittney Long a Senior at Butte High School.  She also received the Rosemary Rawls Scholarship, the Susan Welsch Memorial Scholarship, and the James Dorr Johnson Memorial Scholarship for a total of $4,000. 

Zayne Miller a senior at Butte High School received the $1,500 Frank Rosa Memorial Scholarship. Miller intends to enroll at Montana Tech and also received a $500 scholarship sponsored by the Montana Tech Foundation.  

Niklaus Zora a Senior at Butte High School received the $1,000 Excel Club Leadership Scholarship.

Carousel Receives Extra Help From Exchange Club

This winter the Garbage Guys and Gals put down their trash bags and picked up hammers and paintbrushes to assist with the completion of the Spirit of Columbia Gardens Carousel. The Garbage Guys and Gals are Exchange Club members who gather almost weekly to collect trash along miles of Butte streets and highways. In the winter that job becomes impossible so this winter these volunteers have been working steadily to help with the dozens of tasks that must be done to complete the Carousel building.  For more information contact Exchange Club members: Jim Stilwell, Pat Cooney, or Barry Kippen.  

$12,000 in Scholarships Awarded

This spring, as part of a program that has continued for over 20 years, the Butte Exchange Club has awarded $9,100 in scholarships to local high school students.   Also two of these students have received an additional $3000 in scholarships from the Yellowstone District Exchange Clubs.


The Youth of the Year Award was presented to Connor Ford, a Senior at Butte Central High School, who received a $2,000 scholarship.   Candidates for this award were the Youth of the Month winners who each received a $50 gift card. They were Caitlin Carmody, Alyssa Cook, Shane Cox, Joby Marie Rosenleaf, Samuel James Schonsberg, and Sean Staples of Butte High School and Breanna Florio, Abigail McGee, Rachael McGree, Katy Prendergast, and Taylor Wahl of Butte Central High School.


Seth Russell, a Senior at Butte High School received the $1,000 A.C.E. Award Scholarship.    He also received the Rosemary Rawls, Susan Welsch and James Dorr Johnson Memorial Scholarships.  In addition the Montana Tech Foundation has offered all ACE Award Candidates a $500 scholarship to Montana Tech as part of its new initiative to encourage Butte students to attend their local college.   Seth Russell received a total of $4,500 in awards.  A.C.E. stands for Accepting the Challenge of Excellence and is awarded to students who have overcome great challenges to graduate from high school. It recognizes high school students who have faced and overcome daunting circumstances in their lives. Through their efforts they serve as role models, not only for their fellow students, but for all who see what they have accomplished.


Both Connor Ford, the Butte Exchange Club Youth of the Year, and Seth Russell, the Butte ACE Award Winner, also won their respective Exchange Yellowstone District Scholarships of $1,500 each and are now competing for national awards from the National Exchange Club Foundation which are scholarships of $10,000.


A new scholarship of $1,000, the Frank Rosa Memorial Scholarship, was awarded to Rosafina Fisk.  This scholarship was provided by the Rosa family in honor of Butte native Frank Rosa and was awarded to a deserving Butte student interested in studying education.  


The Butte Exchange Club has also created another new scholarship for members of the recently formed Butte High School Excel Club which is sponsored by the Butte Exchange Club. This year $1,000 was awarded to Joby Rosenleaf for her leadership and commitment to growing this new service club.  


Fun Run! Saturday April 15

1 mile, 5K, 11K Fun Run at 10am Saturday April 15 | Start from MT Tech HYPER Building | Click Here for Registration Form and Information. | The BE A HERO FOR KIDS Fun Run is jointly sponsored by the Butte Exchange Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters to raise awareness of the serious problem of child abuse in our community.

Pre-registration: Friday, April 14th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Metals Bank   Race Day registration 8:30 – 9:30 at the MT Tech HYPER Building Lobby.

 For more info contact Angie: