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Good News You Need for July 17

Posted at 10:05 AM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 10:05:52-04

1. The ability to stream high school sports may be more important than ever in the upcoming school year. Now schools all over the country are being offered automated cameras to help make it happen.

For the last eight years, the National Federation of High School Sports has been streaming high school sporting events on their network. Now it's stepping up their game, giving away two Pixellot automated cameras to every school in the country to allow for streaming on their web site.

The cameras cost $5,000 apiece, schools will be charged only an installation fee.

2. The 4th annual Mike Salder Legacy Celebration is a virtual event this year.

It's on Sunday starting at 3:03 p.m. and goes for an hour. There will be special guests and lots of fast-paced fun. It's free but limited to the first 300 people who sign up on Eventbrite.

Sadler was a punter at Michigan State University and died in a car accident in Wisconsin in 2016 after leaving a weekend punting camp. Earlier this month he was named the Big Ten Punter of the Decade.

3. Do you love to look at the night sky, but have no idea what you're looking for? The Grand Rapids Public Museum is hosting a backyard stargazing even next week, offering guidance.

So whether you'd like to learn more about the upcoming Perseid Meteor Shower- that's expected to peak on August 11, or how to spot planets and constellations, experts with the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium can give you all of their tips. There will be a Q&A afterward.

The event is happening via Zoom next Thursday beginning at 4:30 p.m.

It's free for museum members, and only $2 for everyone else. Only one ticket is needed per household.

4. Krispy Kreme is turning 83! That means a doughnut deal for you.

Today you can enjoy one free original glazed dozen, with the purchase of any dozen doughnuts at participating Krispy Kreme shops.

Customers can order via drive-thru or online for pickup and delivery.

Krispy Kreme shops will also be extending "hot light" hours, giving fans even more time to enjoy fresh doughnuts.

5. Who has some ink? Who needs more? It's National Tattoo Day.

July 17th is set aside to recognize the history, culture, and the artists dedicated to etching ink permanently on the skin.

People have been tattooing their bodies for thousands of years. The word tattoo derives from the Polynesian word, "tatau", meaning "to tap or to mark."

If you have a great tattoo, or maybe a new design, share it on social media with #NationalTattooDay.