Meet the University of Montana football players and staff at the 20th annual Great Griz Encounter! The event is this Thursday, August 20th at Caras Park in downtown Missoula.

The annual meet and greet fun begins at 5:30 p.m. with live music. The 2015 All-American and Honors candidates, along with head coach Bob Stitt will be introduced starting at 6:30. After that, players will be around to autograph posters until about 8:30.

Please note that due to the large amount of fans wanting autographs, there is a two-item limit.

And for those of you who are dying to update your Griz garb, licensed vendors will be on hand selling Grizzly apparel, including the official T-shirt for the "Montana Granite" game September 5.

Kids and adults alike love this event. What a great way to get even more fired up for the 2015 season!   DB