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Fun, Games and Scholarships: 3rd Annual Sagebrush Spectacular Returns to Brigham City

By Marcus Jensen |

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah — The third annual Sagebrush Spectacular, a pickleball tournament and family fun palooza hosted by Utah State University Brigham City, will return June 7-8, 2024. The event will raise money to fund scholarships for local USU students and will be at Rees Pioneer Park Pickleball Complex (800 West Forest Street) in Brigham City.

“This is a fun and engaging event for our local community, and we hope everyone will come and enjoy the festivities,” said Dan Black, associate vice president for the Brigham City region. “We are so grateful for all the supporters who donate to help fund scholarships for local Brigham City students. Donations through this event will make a huge impact, and you will get a fun family experience out of it. As the name suggests, it will be spectacular, and we cannot wait to have our best turnout yet.”

The Sagebrush Spectacular will be split into three main events. The biggest event will be a family-friendly palooza featuring dinner, music, Aggie Ice Cream and free pickleball games and lessons. The Spectacular will also feature both a high school team tournament and an open team tournament for players of all ages.

The Sagebrush Spectacular Community Palooza Party will be from 6-9 p.m. June 7. There will be musical pickleball and a pickle ball palooza, dinner, family games, pickleball training, USU merchandise for sale and open courts for free play. The event is designed for family and friends to enjoy together. The palooza will cost $5 per person.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on June 7, there will be a high school team tournament, where schools will pit their best team against one another to find the best in the area. The tournament will feature the premier teams from high school clubs from all around the local area. Registration is $120 per team.

An open tournament will also take place on June 7 and 8 for players that are at skill levels 3 and above. Two different competitions will be held — a Shake-Up tournament and a Skinny Singles tournament. Online registration for both tournaments is now open. Winners will receive medals and other prizes.

USU Brigham City thanks the following sponsors of the Sagebrush Spectacular: First Community Bank, Edge Orthodontics, Edward Jones- Tyler Anderson, State Farm- Dan Price, Members First Credit Union, Hansen Motor Company, Besst Realty, Gillies Funeral Chapel, Elevate Credit Union, Brigham City Community Hospital, America First Credit Union, and Molgard Law Offices.

For more information on the Sagebrush Spectacular and to register for the pickleball tournaments and palooza, visit

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Marcus Jensen
News Coordinator
University Marketing and Communications


Dan Black
Associate Vice President
USU Brigham City Region


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