Gobert pledges $500,000 to help with relief, NBA shutdown

Good News Notes: “Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz offered the first of what he said will be “many steps” he will take to help with the coronavirus pandemic, pledging Saturday to donate more than $500,000 to relief efforts. Gobert, who was the first NBA player to test positive for COVID-19 — a diagnosis that prompted…

Community hopes to preserve historic Methodist church built in 1870

Good News Notes: “For Brett Merkley, entering the old Methodist Episcopal Church is like stepping into a frontier church of an old Western movie. The simple one-story brick chapel is lined with wooden pews and hymnals. Light shines through the stained-glass windows. A small pulpit and pump organ stand at the front of the chapel…

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…

NBA star Donovan Mitchell donates coats, hats to Stamford charit

Good News Notes: “Dozens of needy kids in Stamford have new coats and hats Wednesday night thanks to NBA player Donovan Mitchell.” “Brand-new clothing arrived at Inspirica, Inc., a Stamford charity dedicated to helping families escape homelessness.” “The rising NBA star who plays for the Utah Jazz is the son of a preschool teacher in…

How dancing puts food on the table for Utah kids in need

Good News Notes: “Will Dance for Kids Project’s (WDFKP) The Peanut Butter JAMM is a dance battle on November 2, 2019 at Gallivan Center to benefit the Kid’s Programs at Utah Food Bank.  It’s a great day of dance and entertainment featuring some of Utah’s best Bboys and Hip Hop Dancers.” “Penny Broussard, Director of…