At the Travis Hansen Charity Basketball Camp, children aged 6 to 18 learn basketball fundamentals, listen to prominent speakers, and participate in a service project to aid hospitalized children. During three two-hour lessons, former Atlanta Hawk Travis Hansen leads a cadre of volunteer players and coaches in instructing children on basketball fundamentals, from shooting and dribbling to tomahawk dunking over snake pits. Speakers at the camp this year include Brigham Young University basketball head coach Dave Rose and former BYU player Marty Haws. On the second day of instruction, camp participants assemble welcome kits designed to comfort long-term hospitalized children during their medical stays.
Established in 1966, Utah Heritage Foundation was the first statewide preservation organization in the western United States to preserve Utah’s historic buildings and neighborhoods, from pre-history to mid-20th century, through financial assistance, public and school tours, and advocacy.
Salt City Derby Girls, Utah's first flat-track roller-derby league, dishes out feminine ferocity by the skateload. The September 25th derby gives fans a hearty helping of two headlining bouts in one aggressive, fast-paced evening. Trackside rowdies can root their way through round one, when the sultry Salt City Shakers take on the Junction City Roller Dolls, and then tense up at every turn as the militant Bomber Babes wage momentum-based war on the Sisters of No Mercy. Unfamiliar fans will have no trouble selecting a personal favorite; all four squads bring their own brand of fierce attire, attitude, and style.
When the American Heart Association was founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the only prescriptions given for heart disease were permanent bed rest and a diet of Valentines Day cards. Almost 90 years and 22.5 million volunteers later, the organization has accomplished much to combat the number one cause of death in the United States, not only by developing and disseminating effective treatment plans, but also by increasing awareness of preventative care and raising money for cardiovascular and stroke research. Outreach programs include CPR training, fundraising run/walks, and essential programs for healthcare professionals, educators, and caregiving everyday heroes alike.
Led by yoga master and international champion Ma Shakti Devi, classes at Integrated School of Yoga take a unique approach to the practice. Artistic Yoga in particular uses uncommon, specific timing while flowing through poses and meditation. For those who would like to spread the artistic approach, the studio also offers teacher training in the unique practice. As another integral focus of the school, Yogatherapy aims to restore each student's body, spirit, and spine just in time for limbo season.
A minor-league affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Orem Owlz have been perennially dominant in the Pioneer League, winning the title in 2009, 2007, 2005, and 2004. Manager Tom Kotchman directs an athletically gifted roster. Watch the game from a premium seat, so close that you may hear infielders chattering and outfielders humming Norwegian folk songs. This deal also includes two hot dogs, the traditional meal of America's pastime, plus two sodas to wash down the delicious American morsels.