An extensive interview with Elder Carl B. Cook, Utah North Area Seventy, and a report on last month’s Billy Casper fireside comprise the September newsletter of the Utah Area Sports Committee.

Among the responses about his priesthood responsibilities and the role of the sports program in the LDS Church, Elder Cook talked about his father Bert Cook, an all-American basketball player at Utah State who was drafted by the New York Knickerbockers.

“As you can see, basketball was part of my heritage,” Elder Cook said in the newsletter.

Legendary golfer Billy Casper spoke at a Utah Salt Lake City Area Fireside on Aug. 28 in Sandy, Utah. He shared stories from the golf course, his travels around the world and his conversion to the gospel.

Volleyball and a 5K run are on the calendar this fall for the Utah South area. In the Utah Salt Lake City Area, young single adults will play co-ed volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, men’s flag football and sand lot volleyball will be played on Sept. 18. 

The newsletter and Utah sports calendar are available on An archive of earlier newsletters is available at