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Self-defense

The South Summit Aquatic and Fitness Center (SSAFC) is offering an informal martial arts class, with no belts or uniforms, for women ages 12 and up. The techniques are the same ones taught by Master Rob Fielder to the U.S. Special Forces, and do not require physical strength. The course is a four-week program, meeting Saturdays, March 4-25. Classes meet from 10 a.m.- noon in the aerobic room. For more information, call (435) 783-4039. Register early at the SSAFC front desk until March 4. The SSAFC is located at 350 East 200 South in Kamas.

Battersby first

Park City’s Adam Battersby, age 15, took first place this past weekend at the SoBe Slopestyle Competition at The Canyons. Battersby defended his title for the second straight year in a row. Battersby has skied in the US Open at Vail and the Aspen Open with a dislocated shoulder and sprained ankle. This was his first day competing at near 100 percent. The SoBe Slopestyle was presented by SoBe, The Canyons Resort, Rossignol, L.L. Bean, Mountain Dew, and Nature Valley Granola Bars. Adam is sponsored by Scott, Predator wear, Team Vontaar and skis for Line Skis.

Race for the Cure

The Komen Salt Lake City Race for The Cure is recruiting volunteers to do various tasks for its upcoming race on May 13. The race volunteer organizing committee is urging community organizations, companies, families and individuals to volunteer together on race day. There will be 25 different stations at The Gateway where volunteers will be needed. Families or groups are encouraged to help. The purpose of the Komen Salt Lake City Race for the Cure is to raise funds to support breast cancer research, screening and treatment programs for under-served men and women in Utah. Since the first race more than $2.5 million have been raised to support organizations in Utah, which provide these services. Volunteers can call the race hotline at (801) 446-2980 or visit the Website at http://www.komenslc.org for more information.

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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