KALISPELL – One Glacier High School is a contribution far beyond the football field.
Elder Noah Jensen created the Cleats for Kids program, which gives crampons to kids across Flathead Valley.
Noah was recognized for his impact on the community with Governor Greg Gianforte’s The Spirit Of Montana Award.
âI think it’s the people of Montana who make this place so great, and we love finding people who do great things that make it such a great place,â said Gianforte. “And Noah is one of those people.”
Growing up as an athlete, Noah realized the cost that came with it, and that’s when he knew he wanted to make a difference.
âI saw that a need in Flathead Valley was taking its toll on a lot of people. And it’s not something that is distributed when the equipment is provided, especially in younger sports, âNoah said.
He cannot thank enough the people who helped bring this idea to life.
âIt came from inspiration from my parents and of course from Grady Bennett. They’ve all been there for me,â Noah said.
âWe created this Spirit of Montana award to really showcase people like Noah who have decided to help people around and that is really the spirit of Montana. I was really happy to pay tribute to him today, âsaid Gianforte.