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Start Smart Program

The South Summit Aquatic and Fitness Center is offering Start Smart programs to help kids get ready for sports. It’s a step-by-step approach that builds confidence, self-esteem and makes sports fun. Children will learn all of the basic skills — throwing, catching, kicking and batting. Two different classes will run for one day a week for six weeks. The Development Programruns from Sept. 5-Oct. 10 on Tuesdays in the SSAFC gym from 4-5 p.m. The class is designed for kids, ages 3-5. The Football Program meets Sept. 7-Oct. 12 on Thursdays in the gym from 4-5 p.m. The class welcomes 5-7 year olds. Both classes are $20 each and there is a limit of 10 kids per class. Registration is Aug. 21-Sept. 2 and may be done at the SSAFC front desk. For more information, call Chris at (435) 783-2423.

Learn to Skate

The Back to School session of Learn to Skate lessons begins Wednesday, Aug. 30 and Thursday, Aug. 31. The $60 fee for the six-week session includes a 30-minute class each week, skate rental, practice time and a punch card for three additional public sessions. Wednesday class times are 4:30 to 5 p.m. or 5:05 5:35 p.m. and 5:35-6:15 p.m. or 5:40-6:10 p.m.. Thursday class times are 5:30-6 p.m. or 6:05-6:35 p.m.. and 6:35-7:15 p.m. or 6:40-7:10 p.m. Practice times are held before or after class. For more information or to register, please visit http://www.pcice.org or stop by the ice arena to register. Contact Erika Roberts at 615-5704 or eroberts//www.runnercard.com . Further information is available at http://www.mountaintrails.org . The race is presented by Mountain Trails Foundation and Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District.

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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