Mariah's Challenge

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The Mariah Daye McCarthy Foundation

Mariah Daye McCarthy was tragically killed on October 28, 2007, by an underage driver who had been drinking. At the funeral services Mariah's father, Leo McCarthy, issued a challenge to the Butte community and especially to Butte's young people.

"Let's prevent drinking and destructive decisions from taking any more of Butte's most valuable asset - its youth."

The Butte community has taken the challenge to heart. Thousands of students, parents, and friends have accepted the challenge. The word has spread to other communities throughout Montana, and is now moving through the country.

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Leo McCarthy of Mariah's Challenge selected as a 2012 CNN Hero


The Mariah Daye McCarthy Scholarship Foundation is dedicated to education and the prevention of underage drinking and driving in Montana. The non–profit organization provides scholarships to students who uphold the foundation's ideals and supports education, events and dialogue in communities that promote healthy, responsible lifestyles.

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It's Simple

  • If you are under 21, do not drink and never get in a car with somebody who has been drinking.
  • If you are over 21, do not drink and drive, and be a good role model for our children.
  • If you sell alcohol, check IDs, train your employees to obey the law, and keep alcohol out of the hands of our children.
  • If you are a part of our justice system, enforce our laws and keep our children safe.
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Upcoming Events

  • 2015 Golf Tournament
    Jul 17, 2015, 10:00 AM Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
    1500 Fairmont Rd, Anaconda, MT 59711

    Annual Tournament held at Fairmont on July 17; shotgun start at 10 a.m. Transport & lunch provided, contact Travis...

  • Half Marathon & 5K Fun Run
    Sep 20, 2015, 12:00 PM Copper Canyon Harley Davidson
    34 Olympic Way, Butte, MT 59701

    1/2 Marathon and 5K fun run will be on Sept. 20, benefiting Mariah's Challenge Scholarship Fund. Details to come.