Greg Olsen wins Walter Payton Man Of The Year Charity Challenge, $25K towards his foundation
From becoming the first player at his position to ever post three-consecutive 1,000 receiving-yard seasons to being named an All-Pro for the second-straight time, Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has made quite an impact in 2016. His most important achievement, however, didn’t come until after the final snap of the campaign. At midnight on Monday, Olsen is the winner of Nationwide’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Charity Challenge. Thanks to fans, the 10-year veteran has earned $25,000 for his foundation, Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation.
Olsen’s organization strives to help support hospitals, doctors and families better treat children and loved ones with congenital heart disease and cancer. As one of the charity’s two initiatives, “Receiving Hope” was created in 2009 following his mother’s battle against breast cancer. “The HEARTest Yard” fund would then be established in 2013 soon after his unborn son T.J. was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.
Olsen, as one of the league’s nominees for the 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, topped 31 other NFL players by receiving the most votes on social media with the hashtag #OlsenWMPOYChallenge from Dec. 12 to Jan. 8. Despite trailing San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith heading into the contest’s final weekend, he would receive a heap of support from a few friends in clinching him the comeback victory.
We will be doing a Toys for Tots ride starting at the Forgotten Sons clubhouse. We will have several stops and then Baggerz for the after party. We will have two bands and will provide food. Please bring a unwrapped toys for a boy or girl to help some deserving kids.
The 2016 dates for the annual FOX8/Old Dominion Triad Holiday Concerts have been announced. All of the concerts will feature Christmas music.
The Burlington concert will feature music by the Greensboro Symphony and will be held at Williams High School Auditorium on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The Greensboro concert will feature music by the Greensboro Symphony and will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The Winston-Salem concert, featuring music by the Winston-Salem Symphony, will be held at LJVM Coliseum on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
FOX8’s Neill McNeill and Katie Nordeen will once again host this year’s concerts in Greensboro and Winston-Salem. New this year, the Greensboro and Winston-Salem concerts will feature revamped formats to include more music, more performers, and an intermission break. The new format promises to make the experience even more fun for attendees of all ages, while maintaining the traditions of more than 25 years of Triad Holiday Concerts.
As always, admission and parking are free for all three concerts with your donation of canned food items to benefit The Salvation Army. Last year’s FOX8/Old Dominion Triad Holiday Concerts raised more than 500,000 cans of food. The FOX8/Old Dominion Triad Holiday Concerts serve as the single largest provider of food for the hungry in the Triad, and help stock the shelves of The Salvation Army for more than half the year.
100% of proceeds will go directly to Justin and his family to cover medical expenses. There will also be donation jars at several of your local bars so please come out and help this family in their time of need.
Let’s Celebrate! Lexington and Davidson County residents can once again look forward to everybody’s favorite NC specialty. The 33rd Annual Barbecue Festival is set for Saturday, October 22 in Uptown Lexington.
The month of October has been declared Barbecue Month,a month full of activities including the Tour de Pig Cycling event, 5K Hawg Run, Pepsi Pig Tale Writing Competition, Golf Tournament, Tennis Tournament, Hawg Shoot Air Rifle Tournament, and many other exciting events For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website http://www.barbecuefestival.com
The International Space Station has been flying over Hurricane Matthew all week as the storm hit the Caribbean Sea and makes its way towards Florida. While the citizens of Florida braced for the hurricane’s impact, the crew researched how living in space impacts the human body.
Astronauts Kate Rubins and Takuya Onishi collected their blood samples, spun them in a centrifuge and stored the samples in a science freezer. The samples will be examined on Earth to understand the detrimental effects of living in space on bone marrow and blood cells.
Due to the weather forecast for this Saturday, HAWGS for PAWS has been rescheduled to Saturday, November 19th! So please join us for this charity ride, adoption event, food and fellowship along with the chance to win 2 Hard Rock Resorts getaways! For more info or to be a vendor at this event visit http://www.smokinharley.com/
November 19th will be a full day of fun for you and your pooch to benefit AARF (Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation). There will be a ride starting at 10:30am and registration is from 9 to 10:30am. $15 for single and $20 for double up. Purchase raffle tickets now until the event for $10 at Smokin’ or A Way To Go Travel in Greensboro and Burlington to win a trip for 2 to the Hard Rock Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.There will be vendors, door prizes, lunch from noon to 2 with hot dogs, chips and a drink for $5, Orange Carpet Dog show with AARF dogs up for adoption and the raffle drawing at 3 and you must be present to win. Representatives from the Hard Rock Resorts will be on hand for presentations on their beautiful resorts and more.