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Sims donates

Former Park City High School football player Barry Sims of the NFL Oakland Raiders along with fellow former University of Utah teammate Andre Dyson of the New York Jets, have purchased 50 tickets apiece to the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, which pits the University of Utah against Tulsa on Dec.23. They plan to donate them to underprivileged children in the Dallas/Forth Worth area. Each of their ticket donations amounts to a $2,000 gift. Sims, a starting offensive lineman for the Raiders since 2001, has played in the NFL since 1997. He lettered for Utah from 1995-96.

Holiday soccer camp

Black Diamond soccer and Basin Recreation are teaming up to offer a holiday soccer camp at the Basin Recreation Field House Dec. 26-29 for boys and girls ages 5-18. Boys and girls ages 5-8 meet from 8 a.m.-10 a.m., ages 9-13 meet 10 a.m.-noon, and ages 14-18 meet from noon-2 p.m. The fee is $100 for all four days or $30 per day. Head trainer of the Black Diamond Soccer Club in Park City, Will Cummins, and other staff will provide professional instruction, skills, drills and fun games. Sign up online at http://www.activityreg.com/clientmainpage.asp?cid=BASINREC or in person at the Field House. Call for more information at 655-0999.

UOP shuttle service

The Utah Olympic Park will meet the Park City Transit buses at the Newpark shuttle stop every half hour this winter. Service to the Utah Olympic Park from the Newpark shuttle stop will start at 9:15 a.m. with a final drop off at 5:15 p.m. The shuttle will run seven days a week beginning Monday, Dec. 18 until Saturday, March 31. The Utah Olympic Park is closed to the public on Dec. 25 for Christmas and Jan. 1 for New Years. Shuttles will not run on these dates.

had a big talk on Tuesday night and pinky swore to do better. Since then , things have benn a million times better…so I think the bickering phase is behind us. I think honestly we were just getting to comfptable with each and taking each other for granted and therefore not treating one another too well. So we have both made the commitment to try a lot harder…..had a big talk on Tuesday night and pinky swore to do better. Since then , things have benn a million times better…so I think the bickering phase is behind us. I think honestly we were just getting to comfptable with each and taking each other for granted and therefore not treating one another too well. So we have both made the commitment to try a lot harder…..The Park City Nordic Ski Team and the National Sports Foundation is hosting an informational meeting for all people interested in youth cross country ski programs at the Miners Hospital, 2nd floor, on Oct. 4 from 7-9 p.m. All athletes, parents and Nordic enthusiasts are welsome to attend. For more information, call 645-7660. 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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