University of Tennessee Athletics, Keep Knoxville Beautiful and Nobody Trashes Tennessee team up for 3rd Annual No Trash November

Student-athletes, coaches and athletics staff to participate in November 29 cleanup Campaign aims to remove 50,000 pounds of litter from the state’s roadways and waterways

KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee Athletics is teaming up with Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee and Keep Knoxville Beautiful on November 29 as part of No Trash November, a month-long statewide initiative encouraging Tennesseans to participate in cleanup events in their communities. Tennessee’s student-athletes will be doing their part to help wrap-up the month by cleaning up around the campus from 9 – 10 a.m.

“Being a Tennessee Volunteer instills a responsibility to serve our campus and greater Knoxville community,” said Jessica Wildfire, Ed. D., executive director for student athlete development, University of Tennessee Athletics. “To have our student-athletes and athletics staff join Keep Knoxville Beautiful and TDOT in caring for our beautiful Tennessee landscape gives us great pride. We value our state and community partners for engaging us in this year’s clean-up efforts.”

Last year’s campaign included 95 events with over 1,300 volunteers who collected more than 48,000 pounds of litter from the state’s roadways. In partnership with Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB) and Adopt-A-Highway groups, residents are invited to join public events being held across the state. Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops may also earn a patch for their participation in a cleanup.

“We are thrilled to have University of Tennessee as a partner again this year,” said Brittany Morris, transportation program coordinator, TDOT. “Participation throughout the state has exceeded our expectations, and ending the month-long campaign with the UT student-athletes is the perfect way to wrap up No Trash November.”

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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