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Olympic Day

Saturday, Feb. 11 is slated as "Pass the Olympic Torch Day" at Soldier Hollow, celebrating four years of legacy activities at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games venue located in Midway. Highlighting the day will be a live phone-in report from the first day of competition at the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, Italy. U.S. Ski Team Nordic Director Luke Bodensteiner will be providing highlights of the days’ results by members of the U.S. Olympic Team. Anchoring the day’s activities at Soldier Hollow will be a Wasatch Citizen Series (WCS) race with lengths and age categories for everyone. Every youth (17 and under) entered in the WCS race will receive a free U.S. Ski Team Soldier Hollow special edition T-shirt. The T-shirt proudly displays the U.S. Ski Team logo and "You’re on the Team Today." Entry fees for the race or tour are $15 for adults and $6 for juniors. All participants will receive a free lunch courtesy of Nate Wade Subaru. In addition, every participant is eligible for WCS’s drawing for many prizes. To lend its support to the U.S. effort to be "Best in the World," Soldier Hollow will donate to the U.S. Nordic Ski Team $1 for every skier visit on Feb. 11. For more information, call Soldier Hollow at (435) 654-2002. Itty Bitty Jr. Kitty Basketball South Summit Aquatic and Fitness Center (SSAFC) is holding Itty Bitty Jr. Kitty Basketball, a recreational and instructional basketball program for boys and girls in the grades 1-2 every Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the gym. This will include a 30-minute instructional period followed by a game. Games will start Feb. 14 and run though the end of March. Boys and girls will play together. All games will be held at the SSAFC Gym. Cost is $20 per player. Registration will be taken at the front desk through Feb.11. Volunteer coaches are needed for this program. Call (435) 783-2423 for more information. Clarification The triathlon seminar taught by Marcel Vifian at Basin Recreation this week is $160 for the entire seminar, not each individual session as may have been earlier implied in the Wednesday, Feb. 1 edition. For more information, contact Vifian at 602-0269 or call the Field House at 655-0999.     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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