Young athletes with an eye on Olympic glory will be the beneficiaries of a new limited-edition commemorative pin.
The pin, which represents the passing of the Olympic flag from Nagano to Salt Lake City, will go on sale during an Olympic Party Sunday at the Delta Center. The pin shows the two cities' logos and is dated, which makes it highly collectible.About 3,000 copies of the pin will be available for $10 each.
The Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, sponsors of the celebration, plan to donate all money from sales of the pin to the Utah Winter Games scholarship fund for young athletes.
The fund provides underprivileged youths with an opportunity to learn and develop winter sports talents.
The Olympic Party takes place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, and will feature special guest appearances, winter sports demonstrations, merchandise and food sales, entertainment and fireworks. A "fun zone" for kids will have jugglers, face painting, a Dixieland jazz band and stilt walkers.
Organizers also plan to show the closing ceremony in Nagano on the arena's Jumbotron beginning at 8 p.m.
The event is free, but you need a ticket to get in. Tickets are available at Smith'sTix locations and at the Delta Center Sunday afternoon. There is a limit of eight tickets per person.
Sponsors of the celebration are Smith's Food and Drug Centers, KUTV 2News, the Delta Center, Jacor Broadcasting, Smith'sTix, the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.