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What an awesome feeling to be able to throw out the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game. 

 

Alayna Adams was selected to throw out the first pitch at the Tampa Bay/Boston game to honor her father Lt, Col Will Adams who had been deployed in Afghanistan for the past two years.  What Alayna didn’t know, was that her father was behind the catcher’s mask waiting for her to throw him the ball.  

 

What a beautiful moment it was when her father caught her pitch and then lifted his mask.  She instantly ran into her father’s arms, which could possibly be the greatest moment this year in sports. 

 

 

Have a good day, and let the good news be yours,

 

Jeremy

Published in Sports

Owen Groesser is normally the Van Hoosen junior high school basketball team's manager, but not this game.  On the final game of the season, the coach made him a starter. 

His teammates passed him the ball on the first play of the game and he nailed a 3 pointer!  Within 2 minutes, he nailed a second three pointer!  The crowd went absolutely wild.

The Van Hoosen junior high school students quickly spread the story on Twitter with the hashtag #GetOwenOnSportsCenter.  Within hours, Owen was on ESPN's Sportcenter!!



And that's what's good,

Jon

Published in Sports

Family rescues baby wild horse

What does every little girl want as a gift?  A pony!!  Two little girls got their wish when their father, Eric Reid, found a baby horse in desperate need for help.

Eric is the manager of the Bureau of Land Management facility in Delta, Utah.  The facility takes care of wild horses and helps families adopt them.  One of the horses passed away one week after giving birth.  The young baby horse needed immediate help in order to survive without its mother so Eric called his wife Lisa, and their two girls…who were more than happy to help!

The baby horse needed milk every 3 hours so the family happily rotated shifts.  Now the beautiful horse, Jazz, is a young healthy animal!

And that's what's good,

Jon

Published in Random Good News

An unnamed woman in Florida found $36,000 of cash on the golf course that she worked at.  Wooah, $36,000 cash?!  She discovered the ID card of the 76 year old man who misplaced the money and promptly returned it to the owner.

"Easy money is not good money, you know?", the woman stated in an interview.

And that's what's good,

Jon

Published in Random Good News

The Make-A-Wish foundation truly does some amazing things to make kids dreams come true. 8 year-old Atticus Lane-Dupree learned he had cancer last year, but that didn't deter him from playing the game he loves.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation organized a soccer game between a team of 8-year-olds, and the MLS Portland Timbers.

Not only did Atticus Lane-Dupre's team beat the Timbers, but he scored 4 goals! The video is amazing as 3,000 fans cheered the kids on.

We at Good World News wish Atticus well in his fight against cancer, and also keep your dreams alive maybe one day we will be watching him as well on the Timbers!





Have a great day, and let the Good News be Yours!

Jeremy

Published in Sports

Teachers have been and always will be superheroes who help shape the future for their students.  This is especially true for Nicole Miller, an 8 year old at Mansfield Christian School who recently received a kidney donation from her former teacher, Wendy Killian.

Wendy learned about Nicole's condition in a parent-teacher conference.  Wendy was inspired to be a donor because her son previously received a blood platelet transfusion.  It turns out that Wendy was a perfect match for the kidney donation!

The two had the successful procedure completed at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, OH.

"I thought it was a great thing to do," Wendy's husband said said. "God puts you in certain situations for a reason."

And that's what's good,

Jon

Published in Health

Great acts of humanity for Boston

The heroic response of the people of Boston and the great acts of kindness have far outweighed the recent tragic events in this beautiful city.

Here are some of the stories:

Many great hearted athletic individuals who completed the 26.2 mile marathon kept running an additional two miles to give blood to those in need. 

Members of Reddit r/Random_Acts_of_Pizza flooded Boston with free pizza deliveries.  It got to the point where hospitals had to refuse the pizza because they had so much.

Reddit members also donated thousands of frequent flier miles to anyone who needed them.

On top of this, registration for the Vancouver marathon has spiked as runners want to show support for Boston.

And that's what's good,
Jon

Published in Random Good News

Disco Biscuits band raises money for charity

Only 20 minutes after tickets went on sale, the Disco Biscuits sold out tickets to their "Feed the Rocks" Earth Day benefit show on April 27th, 2013!  The show will raise money for Denver's Parks and Rec in addition to the Love, Hope, and Strength Foundation - a music cancer charity organization.

The band has a strong following and it's wonderful to see them supporting such great causes.  Charity is nothing new to the Disco Biscuits.  Last year, bassist and founder Marc Brownstein, led the efforts to raise roughly $10,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief funds.

And that's what's good,
Jon

Published in Entertainment

Tom Roeser is on a mission to save Carpentersville, Ill.  He is the 60 year old CEO of the town's largest employer, Otto Engineering which makes communications gear.

Carpentersville was hit hard by the recession and showed signs of becoming a crime ridden wreck.  Once houses started going under, crime started rising.  Broken windows and graffiti started becoming a common appearance. 

Roeser cares deeply about his town and wasn't going to let it go down.  Unfortunately, he couldn't get any help.

"It really was neglected," said Roeser. "I went to the town, the county; I went to Habitat for Humanity; I told them that we needed to do something about this neighborhood. I couldn't get help from anybody."

So he took matters into his own hands.  He bought up 193 foreclosed homes, fixed them up, and sold or rented them out at discount rates.  It's starting to work - crime is going down, other neighbors are improving their houses and people are staying.

Roeser is not expecting a profit from all of this work.  "The plumbers make money, the electricians make money, everybody makes money and the people get a new home at cost," he said. "I come out of it whole."

And that's what's good,
Jon

Published in Business

Kid President meets Obama

Robby Novak, 9, aka "Kid President" grew famous by his YouTube videos where he pretends he is The President. He dresses in a suit, sits behind an official looking desk with the American flag, and gives advice to adults.

All of that hard work paid off when the "Kid President" got an invitation to the White House.  Robby got to sit behind the actual presidential desk, talk with Obama, and participate in the Easter festivities with the Obama family.

Obama and Kid President:



The video that made Kid President famous:


And that's what's good,
Jon

Published in Random Good News
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