Stair climb fundraiser helping Butte firefighters get to regional competition

Posted at 2:53 PM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 18:31:30-05

BUTTE – Butte citizens have a chance to help themselves get fit while helping their local firefighters.

The Montana Golden Gloves and Pink Gloves group in Butte is hosting a stair climb event, with part of the proceeds helping to pay for the Butte Fire Department’s travel expenses to Seattle in March, to compete in a firefighter stair climb competition.

To register for the for the 8-week challenge, visit the Pink Gloves Boxing Utah Ave. location on Tuesday. The stair climb competition will be held each Tuesday at 7 p.m., from Jan. 8 through Feb. 26.

“You know what, we have to recognize the sacrifice of firefighters do for us — and in equipment, you know? What a challenge they have to put themselves through to be ready in case you needed them in an emergency,” said event organizer Leigh-Ann Whitworth.

The fundraising stair climb is open to men and women.

The Seattle competition is on March 10, and three firefighters from Butte will participate in that event.

Reporting by John Emeigh for MTN News