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MISSOULA — Washington-Grizzly Stadium is once again set to host the Great Griz Encounter and family movie night on Aug. 23, with the traditional preseason Griz football pep rally highlighting a full evening of activities.

The event is free to the public.

The Great Griz Encounter gives fans the chance to meet both the Montana football and volleyball teams, have this year's team posters autographed, let the kids run wild with a bouncy house and games area, and take in a movie on the big screen.

Bring your blankets or lawn chairs for the second-ever movie night in Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Following the autograph session, the evening will finish under the bright lights of the Griz Vision jumbotron with the showing of Captain Marvel.

Fans can pick up the latest Griz gear from officially licensed apparel vendors and enjoy a wide selection of local food and beverages while taking in the atmosphere at one of the best college football settings in the nation.

The fun begins at 5 p.m. when gates to the stadium open, followed by the introduction of the football and volleyball teams at 5:30.

The two teams will sign autographs from 5:45-7 p.m., and the Captain Marvel will start at 7:30.

Due to a large number of fans wishing to get autographs, there is a two-item limit.

The following vendors and sponsors will be on site: Big Dipper Ice Cream, Cruz Tacos, Wild Weenie, Kornutopia, The M Store, Universal Athletic, and The Badlander (non-alcoholic beverages, beer & wine only).

Fans are encouraged to bring blankets or small lawn chairs to sit on the field for the movie.

Water bottles are permitted. No glass will be allowed.

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