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Single elimination kick ball tournament on March 20th

The Utah County Health Department, Island Teens Against Tobacco and Centro Hispano are sponsoring a kick ball tournament to recognize Kick Butts Day, a national youth anti-tobacco day. Youth 12 to 18 are encouraged to create their own team or 10 members, or to sign up and be placed on a team with other youth. The tournament will be played on March 20th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Peaks Arena in Provo (100 N Seven Peaks Blvd). It will be a single-elimination tournament with prizes for the winners.

"We wanted to create a fun event for youth to show their support against big tobacco," said Sarah Simons, Utah County OUTRAGE coordinator. "There are so many great things kids can be involved in -- and we want to reinforce the message that tobacco just creates hurdles to accomplishing those goals."

Sign-ups are going on now at the Utah County Health Department. Or interested teams can go to www.UtahCountyHealth.org/KickButtsDay. Registration and waivers are available for download there, and individuals just need to return those with the $3 registration fee. Other rules and details are available there as well, or by calling 801-851-7096. Registration forms and fees must be turned in by March 18th to the Utah County Health Department (151 S University Ave, Suite 2700, Provo).

OUTRAGE is a statewide anti-tobacco youth group dedicated to educating their peers against the dangers of tobacco and other nicotine products.

Kick ball for Kick Butts

Kick ball tournament

The Utah County Health Department is committed to promoting the health of our community by preventing avoidable disease and injury by monitoring the health of our community, responding to public health emergencies, and assuring conditions in which people can be healthy. For information on UCHD programs or services, please visit www.UtahCountyHealth.org or call 801-851-7000. You can also now follow the UCHD at www.FaceBook.com/uchealth, www.instagram.com/UtahCountyHealthDept, www.twitter.com/uchd, or www.pinterest.com/uchd. The UCHD is a partner with Utah's Public Health Departments.