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Flaky Fundraiser Supports Ski Utah School Program

Ski Utah offers an in-school learn-to-ski-and-ride program for fourth graders. Because some schools cannot afford the fees associated with the program, Ski Utah has introduced the "Flake Your Friends" fundraiser in hopes of raising money for these schools and families. Donors can visit the Ski Utah website at to make donations to the school program. Donations of $50 or more will earn the chance to "Flake a Friend." Five large snowflakes will be delivered for every $50 donated to the yard of a friend or family member selected by the donor.

Jazz donate tickets

Utah Jazz players Deron Williams, Kyle Korver and Carlos Boozer are reaching out to Jazz fans by personally purchasing and donating close to 4,000 tickets to home games for the team’s 2009-10 season. Tickets are being contributed to nonprofit organizations that aid youth and individuals in need. Organizations interested in applying for donated tickets should submit a written request to Jazz Community Relations, 301 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101. Submissions should be printed on official letterhead and include the number of youth in each group.

Final pick-up field hockey

Join the field hockey fun on Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Quinn’s Junction turf field at 3:30 p.m.

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Everyone’s welcome particularly those with rusty skills. This is the final pick-up field hockey game of the fall season. Wear shin guards and bring a stick if possible. For more information on future games next season, please contact Jane at 658-5267 or .

Luge officials’ course

The United States Luge Association along with the Wasatch Luge Club will be holding a National Officials’ Course Dec. 11-12 for anyone interested in becoming involved in the sport of luge and helping with local programs. This course is designed for those with no prior knowledge in the sport and teaches basic rules that are required to run any level of luge competition. Registration deadline is Nov. 26. For more information, e-mail or call the luge office at 435-647-3800.

Junior Jazz

Junior Jazz youth basketball is offered for boys and girls in third through eighth grades. Games will be played twice a week during the week — no weekend games. The deadline to register is Dec. 4 and space is limited, so sign up today. For more information on this league or any other programs run by Basin Recreation, log on to or call 655-0999.