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Tennis pros appointed

The Park City Racquet Club announced this week that long-time tennis pros Bill Damron and Laurie Lambert have received promotions. Damron has assumed the position of head pro for the club and Lambert is moving into the tennis operations supervisor position. They are replacing the club’s well-known director of tennis, Warren Pretorius, who served in the position for the past 14 years.

Soccer camp

The Park City Recreation soccer camp coached by Randy Farris will meet daily July 17-21 from 9 a.m. noon at the North 40 field. The camp offers skill development for youth ages 7-15 through fun games and competitions. The cost of the camp is $70. Deadline to register for session two is July 14. A $10 fee will be assessed for late registrations. Every registered participant receives a camp T-shirt. For more information and to register, call the Park City Racquet Club at 615-5401.

NAC Open House The National Ability will host its fourth annual Open House July 15 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. and is inviting the entire community to gather on the ranch and enjoy an activity-filled day. There will be ability-based carnival games, a bounce castle for kids, and complimentary snow cones. A free lunch will include hotdogs, snacks, and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. The annual event gives people of all ages and abilities a chance to come see what the Ability Center is all about as well as enjoy the facilities at no cost.

Attendees will have a chance to test out their skills on the climbing wall and challenge course, ride a pony, test-drive unique bikes and much more. For more information, call 649-3991 or visit http://www.nac1985.org. The National Ability Center is committed to the development of lifetime skills for people of all ages and abilities by providing affordable outdoor sports and recreational experiences in a nurturing environment. Carina Crosby of Park City qualified for 2007 Deaflympics at the national trials held in Telluride. Colo. March 12-18. The final team selection was announced last week. Crosby, who is in the ninthth grade at Treasue Mountain International Middle School, qualified second in the giant slalom. The 16th winter Deaflympics will be held in Park City Feb 1-10, 2007. Crosby is looking forward to competing for the United States in her own backyard. "The hometown crowd will be a tremendous boost for me," she said. Crosby, who has a sister who is deaf, was born severely hard of hearing, but is now profoundly deaf. She received a cochlear implant in 2005 and that has helped her hearing enormously. Anyone interested in helping support the 16th Winter Deaflympics may log onto http://www.2007Deaflympics.com. . register early.UTAH LACROSSE ASSOCIATION NAMES PAUL LARKIN AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Larkin succeeds Soni Taylor as leader of fast-growing statewide sport association SANDY, UTAH January 6, 2006 The Utah Lacrosse Association has named Paul Larkin of Holladay as its new Executive Director. He follows Soni Taylor, who successfully managed the organization through a multi-year period of 20 percent annual growth. Larkin played the sport on the Olympus High School boy’s club team and at Utah State University, where he was president of the men’s Lacrosse team. He has a degree in Business Information Systems, and varied experience in the business world. His technical skills will help the ULA improve its communication and online registration processes, and his organizational abilities will help strengthen the association’s volunteer base. He started on Dec. 27th. Soni Taylor who served as the organization’s first executive director for three years – will stay on for a one-month transition period before leaving to pursue Lacrosse-related business activities. "As the first full-time, paid US Lacrosse chapter executive director in the country, Soni is a true pioneer, well regarded by the national organization in Baltimore," said Michael O’Malley, ULA board president. "In her time with the ULA, she pushed us forward on many fronts, including driving broad-based expansion in our youth leagues and improving the ULA’s financial reserves and service delivery in a period of high growth. We’re looking forward to Paul helping to push our organization further." The Utah Lacrosse Association is a regional chapter of US Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport. Lacrosse is a high-speed, high-scoring sport played by male and female Utahns from Kindergarten to post-collegiate age groups. More than 34 boy’s high school teams and 18 girl’s high school teams competed in the spring 2005 season. Lacrosse is considered the fastest-growing team sport in the country. More information is available at http://www.utahlax.org and http://www.uslacrosse.org. ### Contact Michael O’Malley at (801) 652-5578. Beginning Monday, December 12, 2005, KTMP 1340 AM Radio will broadcast live ski reports from Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley, and The Canyons. Tune in at 7:45am Monday Friday to hear these reports. KTMP is your hometown classic country radio station located at 260 North Main Street in Heber City. For more information call (435) 657-1340. Bottom of Form

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