Let's throw out a couple of events that go to support worthy causes.
The Ogden Raptors will partner with the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah for "Brain Injury Awareness Night" on Thursday at Lindquist Field.
Game time is 7 p.m. The Raptors host the Grand Junction Rockies.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at www.biau.org.
The team and alliance have announced that 100 percent of the proceeds from ticket sales go to the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah.
Part of the Raptors' effort is to encourage young baseball and softball players to wear helmets at a young age.
BIAU, community organization in Murray, serves Utahns who have been affected by a brain injury by providing resources, education and a shared community connection through events and each other.
More immediately, friends and family will be staging a volleyball camp today at Ben Lomond High School to benefit McKennlie Provost.
McKennlie, a 9-year-old Top of Utah girl, was injured in a serious ATV accident in early June, and has been working hard on her recover ever since at Primary Children's Hospital.
The camp runs 8 a.m. to noon, and will be staff by Weber State and local high schools and players.
All proceeds from the camp will go directly to pay for medical bills. The cost is $40 per camper, open to ages 8-and-older.
Wanna be a millionaire?
Red Ledges Golf Course has been chosen as one of only eight courses in the world to host the Million Dollar Invitation on CBS in 2013.
The Heber City-area golf course, just three years old, will host a field of 144 amateur golfers competing for a purse of $1,660,000. The winner earns a cool million.
Of course, Jack Nicklaus designed the course and it's already earning pretty lofty national rankings.
Anyone can participate, as long as you are not a member playing on a major pro tour. No age or gender restrictions, which means us 50-year-olds can give it a go. Everyone plays equally -- same tees, same course and no handicaps.
For information, visit www.thegolfchampionships.com.
See you there.
The wheels on the bike ...
Tuesday promises to be a fun day in downtown Ogden as the Tour of Utah gets going.
If you want see what bike jousting is, or have never seen a bike rodeo, you'd better be there.
For information, visit www.tourofutah.com.
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Trevor Brazile ended up posting the most total earnings during the July 4th week of rodeos known as Cowboy Christmas, winning steer roping, tie-down roping and team roping events and $21,631. He continues to lead the all-around, team roping-header and steer roping world standings as he bids to complete his third Triple Crown in six years and surpass Guy Allen's record of 18 career world championships. ...
Former Weber State guard Mike Ostlund has stepped down as head coach at Snow College after five seasons.
Chris J. Miller is sports editor for the Standard-Examiner. He can be reached at 801-625-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.