Volunteering for Veterans

Our founder and CEO, Anthony Butler, along with several other members of the community, are working together to launch a non-profit in Lewis and Clark County. Team Red, White and Blue is the latest chapter of a national organization helping veterans connect through physical activity.

Anthony commanded one of the lead infantry companies into Baghdad during the invasion of Iraq—he knows how turbulent civilian life can be after returning home. The Helena valley is home to more than 3,000 veterans, and Anthony is excited to connect with many of them through Team Red, White and Blue, while also using his skills to help the new non-profit reach veterans in Lewis and Clark County.

Physical and social activities are fundamental components for fighting depression. Anthony personally discovered this important fact when he began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The combination of physical coordination, mental strategy and a supportive sports community were a saving grace for Anthony’s health. Not only did it offer a challenge, but Jiu-Jitsu played a big role in the overall healing process.  

Team Red, White and Blue’s mission is offering veterans a way to get physically active and socially involved with each other. Their first gathering takes place on October 5th at the YMCA, where they will meet up to hike Mount Helena.  

Watch the story on KTVH News of Helena.

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TOPICS: Public Relations, Montana, leadership

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