Does it seem like the summer is coming to a close way too quickly?
Well, before you put away all the summer toys, here are a couple of events to plan for.
The Standard-Examiner 2011 Readers' Open golf tournament is set for Sept. 9 at Mount Ogden Golf Course. Proceeds benefit the Standard-Examiner's Newspaper in Education program.
To sign up, call Trudy Peterson at 801-625-4425.
The next day -- Sept. 10 -- Top of Utah runners will gather at Layton Commons Park for The Classic race. The popular 5K and 10K run/walks as well as the Kids K races always prove to be a fun fall family event.
While not an official Standard-Examiner event any more, the race got its start with the newspaper and still benefits heart services at McKay-Dee Hospital Center.
For more information visit www.theclassicrace.blogspot.com or call race director Jeremy Holt at 801-387-7754.
Good causes, both of them.
The University of Utah is going bigtime, and plans to expand its tailgate options for home football games this season. The Pit has added 27 spaces, while U Tailgate Alley will make its debut on Oct. 1 for Utah's inaugural Pac-12 home game vs. Washington.
Spaces in both the Pit -- open since 2009 -- and U Tailgate Alley (RV and tents) are available for purchase. For information, call 801-587-9894.
Popular Jazzman Jeff Hornacek is finishing up his stint with the NBA's Basketball Without Borders program in Johannesburg, South Africa. The former Jazz player turned assistant coach is part of group of former NBA stars like Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo and Dee Brown. ...
Among those named Lowe's Senior CLASS Award candidates are Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner, Utah offensive tackle Tony Bergstrom and BYU offensive tackle Matt Reynolds in football, USU outside hitter Liz McArthur in volleyball, and USU midfielder Chandra Salmon-Christensen in women's soccer. ...
U.S. women's national team midfielder Megan Rapinoe will spend a busy day at Rio Tinto Stadium as part of Real Salt Lake's Youth Soccer Night activities. ...
Former Utah State basketball star Tai Wesley will begin his pro career soon with the Eiffel Towers in the Holland Pro League.
Chris J. Miller is the sports editor for the Standard-Examiner. He can be reached by phone at 801-625-4261 or by email at email@example.com.