Ron Rivera held a yard sale to say goodbye to Panthers fans

Good News Notes: “Yard sales are held to get rid of things that are no longer needed or to make money on items that just aren’t being used anymore. Usually, it’s junk from the basement or childhood toys that have been outgrown. But sometimes it’s even more meaningful. Perhaps nothing better epitomizes that than the…

Utah Food Bank gets 40K-pound pork donation after BYU, USU football seasons

Good News Notes: “Football season has come and gone, but Utah State and BYU players were still throwing around the pigskin last week. Players from both teams unloaded nearly 40,000 pounds of pork product Friday donated to the Utah Food Bank by Smithfield Foods Inc. The world’s largest pork processing company, Smithfield Foods donated 25…

Adidas used 1.8 million plastic bottles to make a football field – CNN

Good News Notes: “Adidas has taken approximately 1.8 million plastic bottles and turned them into a sustainable football field. A typical turf field uses a large amount of virgin plastics and re-ground rubber. James Carnes, vice president of global brand strategy for Adidas, told CNN that the sustainable field that the company built was made…

Area residents step up to help buy rings for small town champions

Good News Notes: “Residents of the northern Hill County town of Blum, population 399, have been celebrating for a month after their six-man football team won the state championship. ‘These boys have given this community everything that they possibly can on the football field (including) the championship that everybody’s dreamed of, including me,’ Blum High…

Former NFL Star to Host Celebrity Basketball Game for Charity Super Bowl Weekend

Good News Notes: “Former NFL wide receiver Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson will host a charity basketball game, the SunTrust Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson Celebrity Super Slam, during Super Bowl weekend. The SunTrust Celebrity Super Slam presented by Optimal Health Solutions will take place on Friday, January 31, at the Rick Case Arena on the campus of Nova…