Click the links below to read featured news stories about how Sam’s Hope Foundation of Montana helps those in our local community.


KRTV Great Falls, MT

Major support for Sam’s Hope Chainsaw Carving Auction

LINCOLN — Sam’s Hope Foundation wrapped up its First Annual Chainsaw Carving Competition that hosted artists from the Pacific Northwest and southern states.READ MORE HERE


KTVH Helena, MT

Chainsaw competition takes over Lincoln for a good cause

LINCOLN — Art means different things to different people, and so do tools. For example, a chainsaw might be something that destroys wood or inspires movie franchises, but in the right skilled hands, it can create things of beauty. That artistry is on full display during the Sam’s Blackfoot Valley Chainsaw Competition. READ MORE HERE


The Western News

Libby’s Adamson kicking off new carving show in Lincoln

A new chainsaw carving festival is starting in Montana and Libby resident Ron Adamson is running the show.
The new festival will be held July 13-16 in the town of Lincoln in Lewis and Clark County.
But this show has a deeper meaning, specifically to benefit children battling cancer and various illnesses.
“I’ve fought melanoma most of my life, so the chance to get involved with this was an easy one for me,” Adamson.
The event will be held at Lambkins of Lincoln Restaurant, Lounge and Casino. It is owned by Marge Kolve. Her son, Sam, died of cancer in 2011 when he was just 15 years old… READ MORE HERE


Blackfoot Valley Dispatch

For nearly a decade, Sam’s Hope has helped kids with childhood illnesses and people in need in Lincoln

Lincoln nonprofit Sam’s Hope was originally started to help support those battling childhood cancer.

Since its inception in 2012, Sam’s Hope has grown to support people battling any type of childhood illness, as well as members of the Lincoln community.



Out and About: Main Streets Eats, Archery Competition, Sam Hope’s Foundation Spaghetti Dinner

If you are looking for fun weekend events for your family and friends MTN’s Out and About has you covered.
R100 Shoot National Archery Tour – Friday 10th until Sunday 12th
Main Street Eats is Back for one day – Saturday June 11th
Sam’s Hope Foundation Spaghetti Dinner – Saturday June 11th


Montana Sports

Great Clips bringing back cut-a-thon in memory of late Great Falls teen Sam Kolve

HELENA – For the fifth consecutive year Great Clips hair salons of Montana will host a ‘cut-a-thon’ in memory of late Great Falls teen Sam Kolve.

Kolve passed away in 2011 at age 16, losing a battle with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Sam’s parents, Marge and Glen, created the Sam’s Hope Foundation with dreams of helping families in similar situations with financial needs. The Kolve family built up more than $750,000 worth of bills during trips to Denver and other hospitals around the northwest.


“Cut-a-Thon” aims to raise money and awareness

GREAT FALLS — Great Clips isn’t just cutting hair on Saturday, September 18 – they will also be raising awareness while they do it. They are raising money with their annual Cut-a-Thon, an event designed to raise money for the Sam’s Hope Foundation, in honor of Sam Kolve, who passed away from alveolar, rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer, in 2011.

Sam’s parents, Glen and Marge, had more than $750,000 worth of hospital bills during trips to Denver for treatment and other hospitals in the region.


Great Falls Public Schools Foundation

Sam’s Hope Foundation Scholarship

Sam was born March 8, 1995, in Great Falls, where he lived his entire life. He attended Sunnyside Elementary, East Middle School, and Great Falls High. He delivered the Consumers Press for eight years growing up, was a member of Boy Scouts Troop 8, and served as an altar boy at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, going to the family cabin in Lincoln, riding his four-wheeler, and snowmobiling. He was an avid Oakland Raiders fan. Sam enjoyed playing basketball and football. He treasured the time he got to spend with his family and friends.


Great Falls Tribune

Sam’s Hope Foundation keeps boy’s memory alive

Sam Kolve was barely 15 when he was diagnosed with cancer. Over the next year, he battled to survive, making long trips to Denver Children’s Hospital and enduring aggressive treatments. Sam had everything in his favor: a loving, supportive family, competent doctors, a fighting spirit and will to live. It wasn’t enough. Five months after his 16th birthday, Sam died.

Over the next year, Sam’s parents grieved. But that’s not all they did. Their journey inspired them to honor their son by helping other families in the same situation.


Great Falls Voyagers make Sam Kolve part of the team

The Great Falls Voyagers, the Pioneer League affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, made teenager Sam Kolve a member of the team. The Great Falls High student battled a rare form of cancer before losing the fight at the age of 16. RIP Sam


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