Terrific News Tuesday

Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death. – Omar N. Bradley

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Zachary Ramsay Memorial Garden
  • Pinball Wizard – Robert Gagno
  • Monday Night Football
  • One Love Manchester

Zachary Ramsay Memorial Garden:

Applause to Eagle Scout candidate Alex Thares and his friends for working to refurbish the Zachary Ramsay memorial garden at Whittier Elementary School in Great Falls, Montana.

Ramsay was reportedly abducted in 1996 on this way to school. He has never been found.

You can read/watch the story from KRTV HERE.

Pinball Wizard – Robert Gagno:

I happened to catch this heart-warming story about Robert Gagno on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Here’s a synopsis from Real Sports:

Due to his autism, Robert Gagno struggles with nearly every facet of life. But ironically, his condition actually serves as an advantage when Gagno plays pinball… a game in which, against all odds, he recently won the world championship.

The segment is about 13 minutes. You can watch it below:

Go Robert!

Monday Night Football:

ESPN reports that Hank Williams, Jr., will be bringing his rowdy friends back to ESPN on Monday nights this fall.

Williams will debut a new version of “All My Rowdy Friends,” featuring its “Are you ready for some football?” catchphrase, before the first Monday night game of the season, between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis on Sept. 11.

One Love Manchester:

Applause to Ariana Grande and other performers for participating in the “One Love Manchester” concert.

We can’t let terrorism make us stop living our lives.

Proceeds from the show will go to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. TMZ reported that the concert had so far raised $12 million. Over 55,000 attended.