Doug Brackin and friends have purchased a block of 500 tickets for an upcoming Arizona State University football game that will be given away to Rim country residents.
The tickets are currently available simply for the asking at Majestic Mountain Inn. A limit of four is available to anyone living in the Rim country.
The tickets are good for ASU's season opener Sept. 8 in Sun Devil Stadium against San Diego State.
The businesses involved in purchasing the tickets are Majestic Mountain Inn, Fargo's Steakhouse, Country Kitchen Restaurant and Ponderosa Steakhouse.
The game will give football fans the opportunity to preview new ASU coach Dirk Koetter's high-powered passing offense that is projected to keep the first-down sticks moving up and down the field.
Brackin's generosity allows everyone the opportunity to enjoy a major college football game free of charge.
Payson's chapter of Big Brothers-Big Sisters will host a benefit tennis tournament from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sept. 15 on the Rumsey Park courts.
The tournament will include men's and women's doubles play in a round-robin format.
Tournament organizations are encouraging players of all abilities to participate. Partnerships will be determined by a committee after all entries are received. More experienced players will be paired with those less experienced.
The entry fee is $20 which includes a barbecue lunch at the courts and tennis balls.
Entry forms, which are available at 404 West Aero in Payson, must be received by Sept. 12.
Call Bob Zimmerman at 468-8375 for more information.
Youth soccer will begin play this week. The eight teams in the 5-and-under will play Mondays and Wednesdays at Rumsey II beginning at 5:15 p.m. The 10 7-and-under teams will take the field Mondays thru Thursdays at Rumsey I. Times fluctuate depending on the night. There are still some openings for late registration.
Contact Rowena Marrs at the Payson Parks and Recreation office, 474-5242, ext. 7.
Adult Coed Softball
Adult fall coed softball will start this week with play Tuesday through Thursday at Rumsey II. Games will start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 7:30 on Wednesdays.
Explore Kartchner Caverns
See Arizona's newest state park: a stunning pristine limestone cave filled with stalagmites, stalactites and other unusual formations.
The $35 fee includes transportation via deluxe motor coach, park admission and cave tour. Seating is limited to the first 45 people to sign up for each trip.
Trips are planned for Nov 28, Jan. 2 and March 26, 2002. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Children age 6 and older are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by an adult.