Utah Jazz Star Derrick Favors Calling All Fans to Pay It Forward Through His #FridayFavors Campaign
Derrick Favors, the Utah Jazz's big hearted center is launching a worldwide campaign he's dubbed #FridayFavors to give back with help from his fans, family, friends and supporters.
Salt Lake City, September 17, 2015 (Newswire.com) - Favors’ aim is to encourage fans and followers alike to get engaged by participating in random acts of kindness, compassion and caring for others in the hope that it will start a ripple effect. Beginning Friday September 18th, participants can share their good deeds on social media using the #FridayFavors hashtag. Favors will retweet and repost his favorites each Friday and on the 15th of each month select winners to receive autographed items.
“I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to play the game I love for a living and it has given me a huge platform to help others,” said Favors. “But giving back isn’t just a celebrity thing; the smallest acts can make a big difference! We want to start a positive cycle with #FridayFavors and inspire others to join us to create a greater impact.”
The Georgia native is an advocate for youth causes in the Atlanta and Salt Lake City communities, and serves as the spokesperson for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain area.
About Derrick Favors: Derrick Favors is a starting forward/center in his sixth NBA season with the Utah Jazz. He was the No. 3 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft from Georgia Tech and was selected to the 2011 NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Standing at a dominating 6 foot 10, Derrick’s athleticism, tenacity and sheer drive ha helped him establish a strong presence on the court. He has been an active community member, and participates in numerous Junior Jazz youth basketball clinics, visiting patients at Primary Children’s Hospital and donating Utah Jazz game tickets to non-profit organizations. His hometown is Atlanta, GA., and he now resides in Salt Lake City. To follow Derrick socially: @Dfavors14 on Twitter & Instagram ~ @DerrickFavors on Facebook