Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Utah Jazz Notes
Jazz Reporters
Aaron Falk, Tony Jones and Steve Luhm cover the Utah Jazz and the NBA for The Salt Lake Tribune. The Tribune on Twitter - Aaron Falk: @tribjazz, Steve Luhm: @sluhm, Tony Jones: @Tjonessltrib

» Jazz section

» E-mail Aaron Falk

» E-mail Steve Luhm

» E-mail Tony Jones

» Subscribe (RSS)




Ex-Jazz's Williams, Korver return to Utah for charity dodgeball tournament

Deron Williams makes his official public return to Utah on Saturday.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

The ex-Jazz point guard will join former Utah teammate Kyle Korver in hosting their third-annual dodgeball tournament, a charity event that will be held at The Factory in Lehi.

"We expect to have a good turnout," said Jeff Smith, a business associate and family member of Williams'.

Doors for the event are scheduled to open at 7:30 a.m., and games are set to start at 9. The tournament will run until about 4 p.m., with an autograph session slated from noon until 1 p.m. that will feature Williams and Korver. Admission is $10, while children 12-and-under will be admitted free. More information can be obtained at pointofhopefoundation.org.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Midvale via Williams' Point of Hope Foundation and the Seer Group, the Utah branch of the Kyle Korver Foundation.

The Jazz's C.J. Miles and Portland guard Wesley Matthews, who formerly played for Utah, are expected to attend.

Williams starred for the Jazz for nearly six seasons, earning two All-Star selections before being traded Feb. 23 to New Jersey.

He spent part of this week practicing in Salt Lake City with former Jazz teammates Paul Millsap and Miles, among others. Williams' workouts were in preparation for his upcoming schedule with Turkish professional team Besiktas. He has signed a contract to play for the club as long as the NBA is engaged in a lockout and the 2011-12 season is on hold.

Williams recently used his Twitter account to thank University of Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak for allowing him to use the Utes' basketball court. Utes freshman guard Kareem Story said via Twitter that he worked out with Williams.

Brian T. Smith

Twitter: @tribjazz

facebook.com/tribjazz



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Twitter


Latest Jazz Photo Galleries
Latest Jazz Photo Galleries
Latest Jazz Photo Galleries
 
Jobs
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.