From now through July 18 at 11:59 p.m., (yes, we added another week for voting) the Standard asks the readers and fans to declare who they believe were the ‘Legends’ of Butte sports in the Mining City.
With the nomination process having passed and the readers’ choices gathered, the votes to see who the top legends are have been coming in and we hope for more.
So here is how the process will work:
1. Fans can vote for up to 10 athletes as the best in their opinion.
2. Fans can also leave comments on ‘why’ you believe them to be the best. Those comments could be used as voices of support on why these athletes ended up making the final, elite list.
3. You can vote only one time online or via email.
4. All voters will be eligible to win a $50 gift prize once the voting closes.
5. Additionally, whoever ‘refers’ the most people to vote on the ‘Legends’ will win a $75 gift card as well. So start telling your friends that this is their poll and this will be a series of stories created by the readers.
In order for this to be successful, voting must happen and in volume.
To cast your vote you can either email: Alan.Dale@lee.net or you can vote online at www.mtstandard.com/legend. If you have any questions feel free to call 496-5517.
Below is the list of names either told via email, phone call, or just in friendly conversation over the past four weeks. These are the athletes listed and now eligible to be voted on as a potential ‘Legend’ of Butte athletics in the minds of the fans and readers.
List of ‘Legend’ Nominees:
Gwen Abbott, Gene Allen, Colt Anderson, Jim Anderson, Louis Bartoletti, Gary Barker, Ray Becky, Sylvia White-Blaine, Caly Bosch, Frank Brown, Helen Rotar Burt, Scott Brow, Zach Bunney, Emmett Casey, Ron Collins, Bill Cullen, Kelly Davis, John Dawson, Liza Dennehy, Mick Dennehy, Paul Dennehy, Joe Devich, Deanna Dugdale, Doug Edwards, Todd Erickson, Scott Ferguson, Dennis Ferriter, John Frankino, Ray Gallant, Cathy Gallagher Brannon, Bob Given, Bob Graham, Dan Hanley, Shawna Hanley, Bob Hawk, Veronica Healy O’Brien, Don Heater, Heidi Hemmert, Dan Hodge, Sonny Holland, Barbara Horst Williams, Mike Houlihan, Jim Janhunen, Keith Jardine, Kellie Johnson, Rob Johnson, Dane Kane, Gary Kane, Brodie Kelly, Jim Kelly, Joe Kelly, Tom Kelly, Tom Kenney, Arthur Kiely, Evel Knievel, Gary Koprivica, Bill Krum, Levi Leipheimer, Tom LeProwse, Tom Lester, Walt Lonner, Dan Mahoney, Holly Maloney, Judy Martz, Tami Mathewson, Jack McAuliffe, Dave McDougall, Bill Mufich, Jim Michelotti, Bob Moodry, Brian Morris, Tim Mueller, Tom Mulcahy, Mark Murphy, Meg Haran Murphy, Eso Naranche, Lexie Nelson, Bob O’Billovich, Babe O’Farrell, Alan O’Leary, Bob O’Malley, Pat Ogrin, Jerry Olds, Jamie Paffhausen, Josh Paffhausen, Wayne Paffhausen, Tommy Penaluna, Buddy Phelps, Quinn Peoples, Tom Pomeroy, Erin Popovich, Milt Popovich, Don Rae, Robert Renz, Jonathon Richards, Larry Richards, Ron Richards, Evan Roberts, Dick Roche, Bill Salonen, George Sarsfield, Bob Schulte, Mark Schulte, Steve Schulte, Frank Semanski, Shirley Penaluna Shea, Chuck Sicotte, Dave Silk, Joe Simonich, Frank Spear, Dan Sullivan, Jim Sullivan, Jim Sweeney, Alex Thatcher, Eli Thomas, Ben Tyvan, Dan Ueland, Don Ueland, Sean Walsh, Glenn Welch, Don Williamson, Dick Wilson, Phil Yovetich, Joe Zderick.