The Utah Championship has always been a great golf stop on the Web.com Tour -- formerly the Nike Tour, Nationwide Tour, and Buy.com Tour -- and only in part because of the great golf by the up-and-comers.
Through the years, the golfers have staged a variety of fundraisers and fun events for the fans, most recently a mustache growing contest (golfer Rob Oppenheim won this year).
The year, the Utah Sports Commission and other sponsors have partnered for the "Pink on the Links" golf initiative, which will benefit the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
The effort caps off today as a host of celebrities serve a hot dog lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Willow Creek Country Club. The hot dog lunch is free with a paid adult ($10) admission to the tournament, and free for kids under 12.
Pro athletes Trevor Lewis and Paul Kruger, Olympic gold medalist Eric Heiden and others will be on hand to sign autographs.
Willow Creek promises to be dressed in pink as well today. Some Tour players will be dressed in pink, the flags on the greens will be pink, pink lemonade and pink cotton candy will be available for purchase.
They'll even be holding a hole-in-one contest at No. 18; an ace by a Tour player will result in a $250,000 donation to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
Can't go but want to get involved? Visit www.utahsportscommission.com.
The Utah Amateur Hockey Association will honor Weber State club hockey coach Joe Pfleegor as its coach of the year during a ceremony Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Maverik Center. The ceremony will take place in the Centennial Room.
Pfleegor volunteered as coach of the WSU's club hockey team from 2000-06, first as an assistant and then as the head coach. He left in 2006 but returned to lead the team through a successful 2012-13 season.
As the pro rodeo season finds its way to the Top of Utah in the coming weeks, we see why Trevor Brazile usually wins the all-around title.
Brazile is again the top winner in the 2013 Cowboy Christmas chase, a reflection of the many rodeos and significant money to be won around the 4th of July holiday.
Brazille is on course for his record 11th all-around gold buckle and at least a share of the ProRodeo record for most overall world championships (18).
Brazile put a Cowboy Christmas-best $28,828 in his bank account -- the second time in three years that he has traversed the Fourth of July week with the biggest prize money total among all PRCA cowboys.
Brazile's lead in the all-around standings is up to $51,227 over Utahn Rhen Richard. Patrick Smith won $23,526 to finish second.
Former Ogden Raptors star Joc Pedersen and former Utah Ute and Orem Owlz player C.J. Cron will play for the U.S. squad in Sunday's MLB Futures All-Star baseball game. ...
Vernal's Earl Bascom, a professional cowboy from 1916 to 1940 who is regarded as the man who invented and manufactured the first one-hand bareback rigging, was inducted into the Utah Cowboy Hall of Fame on July 5.
Chris J. Miller is sports editor for the Standard-Examiner. He can be reached at 801-625-4261 or email@example.com.