Pickleball Tournament of Champions Rolling into Utah
30 Jul, 2019
The Pickleball Tournament of Champions is in Brigham City, Utah, from August 21-24. Selkirk Sport will be a presenting sponsor of the tournament.
The following information is available from Brigham City:
- The northbound highway corridor seems too narrow on the approach to Brigham City, Utah. The jagged mountain range creeps closer from the east while the open lands of the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge close in from the west. Few cities of the Wasatch Front feel as "nestled" as Brigham City. Its Main Street archway proclaims "Gateway to the World's Greatest Wild Bird Refuge," and welcomes visitors to an historic main drag that also serves as part of a base camp to year-round adventure and vast tranquility of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and the nation-transforming Golden Spike National Historic Site.
- Brigham City is near the northernmost point of the Wasatch Front, Utah's vibrant population corridor. The steep and adventure-filled Wellsville Mountains branch off from the Wasatch Front. Interstate 15 runs a parallel path to the mountains, which rise thousands of feet above the valley floor, virtually in the backyard. You'll instantly notice Brigham City's small town feel, despite bigger city amenities like comfortable and affordable hotel rooms, deluxe suites, and beautiful golf courses. Brigham City has many historic buildings, including a dignified, pillared courthouse with a clock in its dome, a Mormon Tabernacle and the classic 100-year-old Capitol Theater. The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the James V. Hansen Wildlife Education Center provide a popular place with a great view for birding enthusiasts. The world-renowned birding destination is an impressive place for viewing and listening to everything from ducks to colorful songbirds.
- Brigham City was settled in the early 1850s and originally named Box Elder, but later changed its name to honor Brigham Young, second president of the LDS (Mormon) Church. West of Brigham City is ATK, where the solid rocket boosters used to propel the space shuttles were manufactured. The ATK Thiokol Rocket Garden (free to the public) displays a complete booster for the space shuttle and rockets from the middle of the century to the 2000s. The open-air display is 2 miles past the turnoff to Golden Spike National Historic Site.
- Brigham City offers an enviable lifestyle and an unsurpassed quality of life exemplifying the City's vision: "Beautiful Brigham City, Your Future is Here!"
- A wide variety of year-round recreational activities are offered including an 18 hole championship golf course, eleven city parks, tennis courts, pickleball courts, swimming pools, and baseball and softball diamonds. Willard Bay State Park and Mantua Reservoir are found nearby as well as many streams and other reservoirs. Boating, sailing, windsurfing, rodeos, mountain climbing, camping, hunting and fishing activities abound. Hiking, biking and ATV trails in our nearby mountains during spring, summer and fall allow for great discovery and adventure. The Brigham City area also offers great winter activities with twelve of Utah’s famous ski resorts within a short drive. Ice fishing is found during the winter months on the reservoir. Sledding and ice skating are also popular activities.
- Businesses looking for a great place to locate will find the workforce is among the best educated and most productive in the United States. Utah State University Brigham City Campus offers a variety of associate, bachelor and master degrees. Bridgerland Applied Technology Center offers training programs for completion of associate and certificate proficiencies.Brigham City has an open access fiber-optic system offering state-of-the-art technology in telecommunications. Brigham City offers great business opportunities.
- Brigham City’s infrastructure is exceptional. Brigham City operates their own electric power, water, waste treatment, waste collection, and storm drain utility systems. Brigham City offers a beauty that is rarely shown in cities our size as exemplified by our clean, well maintained, tree lined streets. Brigham City is rich in pioneer heritage and boasts of being the first successful co-op established in 1865. The Museum Gallery has a family interactive historical area allowing for a true pioneer experience. Rotating exhibits are offered for educational opportunities. The Carnegie Library offers traveling exhibits, reading discussion groups, and a county wide literacy program. Brigham City's popular senior center provides fun for those who are young at heart. Traditional summer and fall Heritage Arts and Peach Days festivals bring thousands to celebrate the legacy.
- The James E. Hansen’s Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Visitors Center beckons all those interested in the environment and birding. It serves as a gateway to 74,000 acres of refuge property that include opportunities for wildlife observation, photography, and environmental education. The commemoration of the completion of nation's first transcontinental railroad is celebrated at the nearby Golden Spike National Historic Site and visitors center.
- Brigham City was first explored in 1850 by Mormon pioneer William Davis.
- 19,000 residents call Brigham City home.
- The city is the gateway to the 74,000-acre Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.