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Basin Recreation offers ‘Movie in the Park’

Basin Recreation will show a free "Movie in the Park" on Saturday, June 12, at Willow Creek Park starting at dusk. If the weather is bad, the movie will be moved to the Fieldhouse with the event starting instead at 8 p.m. Call 435-655-0999 x11 if the weather is in question.

Racquet Club Swimmers workshop

The Park City Racquet Club is offering a three-hour clinic on Sunday, June 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Racquet Club group fitness room. The clinic utilizes the Feldenkrais Method and is presented by Sharon Starika, who will teach how to improve distance per stroke, eliminate shoulder pain and tension, and improve trunk rotation for increased power and glide through the water. The clinic costs $25 with pre-registration and $30 the day of registration. To register, sign up at the Racquet Club. For additional information, contact Starika at 435-655-1989.

One-week programs for aspiring junior sailors

The Park City Sailing Association (PCSA) will host one-week programs beginning June 14, allowing novice juniors to test the water. PCSA will continue to host a two-week and four-week program, but now customers can also choose any week from June 14 through Aug. 2. Classes are for beginners in the morning and beginner-intermediates in the afternoon. The program is located at the Jordanelle Reservoir and is run by U.S. Sailing-certified instructors. For more information, see the group’s website at http://www.sailparkcity-org, or call Buster Pike at 435-659-1360.

World Cup soccer matches at the Fieldhouse

World Cup soccer matches will be shown on a 20-foot-high big screen indoors at the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse. Games include USA vs. England (Saturday, June 12, doors open at 10:30 a.m., game starts at 11:30 a.m.), Mexico vs. France (Thursday, June 17, doors open at 10:30 a.m., game starts at 11:30 a.m.), semifinal No. 1 (Tuesday, July 6, doors open at 11 a.m., game starts at noon), semifinal No. 2 (Wednesday, July 7, doors open at 11 a.m., game starts at noon) and the final (Sunday, July 11, doors open at 10:30 a.m., game starts at 11:30 a.m.). Cost is $3 for adults, $2 for youth 16 and younger. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket to sit on the indoor turf. Free stuff will be given out at halftime of each game. No food or beverages are allowed on the turf.

Memorial run for runner Jeremy Kunz

Jeremy Kunz of Kamas was struck and killed by a drunken driver while running in a Ragnar race in 2009 in Las Vegas. Prior to his death, Jeremy was serving as the Stake Young Men’s President for Kamas Stake. The youth of that stake will be raising funds for the family of Kunz and going around door to door to ask for donations for $5 glow sticks that will illuminate part of the course at this year’s Ragnar Relay race on the night of June 18. The race will begin at Oakley Fairgrounds on S.R. 302/S.R. 32. Each glow stick will have a ribbon attached to it on which individuals can add their name or a special message to the Kunz family. The ribbons will be collected after the race and given to Jeremy’s wife, Melinda. All proceeds will go to the Kunz family trust fund, and checks can be made out to Jeremy Kunz Descendants Trust.

Dig for it! Volleyball tournament

The Silver Mountain Sports Club and Spa will host a volleyball tournament for men, women and coed teams of all ages on Saturday, June 19. Contact Josh Tyquiengco at 435-649-6670 for more information.

Wasatch Basketball Camp

Boys and girls in grades two through eight are invited to attend the Wasatch Basketball Camp from June 21 to 25. The camp will run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Each camper will receive a basketball and camp T-shirt. The cost of the camp is $50, and it will focus on teaching skill development and fundamentals as well as game competition. Contact Norm Hayter for more information at 801-822-8736 or 435-654-2201 (work).

Newpark Town Center to hold first endurance series

Park City’s Newpark Town Center is introducing its first annual Newpark Endurance Series feature a weekend of events for runners and cyclists in Park City. The series begins on Friday, June 25, with a mountain bike ride presented by Teamgive, an amateur charitable cycling team. It continues on Saturday with the Teamgive Half Century Road Bike Ride that includes a 14-mile option for those not up to 50 miles. Events for runners will be held that same day with 5K, 10K, and half marathon distance races. All events will take place in and around Newpark Town Center.

Summer 3 vs. 3 basketball series

Park City Recreation is holding three evening competitions beginning Monday, June 28 for three-man basketball teams. The other events are Wednesday, July 14 and Monday, Aug. 9. Play begins at 6 p.m. at the City Park basketball court, and cost is $30 per team. Registration is available the day of the event for an additional $10. A discount will be given when registering for all three events. To register, call the Park City Racquet Club at 435-615-5400 or go online at

NAC to host Summit Challenge bike ride

Offering 15-, 50-, and 100-mile courses, the Summit Challenge on Aug. 28 allows individuals with various disabilities to participate side-by-side with able-bodied peers. A large crew of volunteers are need for the race, which devotes all proceeds directly to the National Ability Center. More information can be found at

B98.7 presents third annual fun run for WSS

B98.7 will sponsor the third annual Winter Sports School 5K Fun Run and Community Fair, featuring a 5K run, costume race, hula hoop competition, food, music, beverages, prizes, drawings, interactive booths and displays, face painting, performances, health screenings, safety demonstrations and more. Admission for the race and fair are $25 for adults and $15 for kids younger than 17. For admission to the fair only, cost is $5 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Winter Sports School Scholarship Fund and the United Nations World Food Program. For more information, contact Julie Bernhard at 435-640-5119 or e-mail her at Supporters can also visit to make a donation to the WSS.