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Ron Rivera yard sale featuring Panthers gear to benefit charity

Ron Rivera was a beloved member of the Charlotte community during his tenure as Panthers coach, and is a well-known animal lover and activist. Those two things will merge this weekend in Charlotte for a good cause when a yard sale is held in which Rivera’s leftover Panthers gear will be sold to benefit the city’s Humane Society, according to a Charlotte Observer report.

Rivera, who was let go by Carolina after nine seasons and hired by the Washington Redskins in January, will host the yard sale Saturday in which he hopes to purge himself of Panthers gear he obviously no longer needs.

“The Rivera family has been an invaluable partner to HSC over the last nine years,” the humane society’s vice-president of philanthropy Donna Stucker said in a statement, per NFL.com. “We’re sad to see them go, but are excited for their family’s new adventure and thankful for their help raising donations for HSC and serving as honorary chairpersons for the We Are Family Capital Campaign.”

There was word earlier this offseason that a similarly fired NFL head coach had also figured out a way to rid himself of team gear he no longer wanted. In this instance with Rivera, though, it’s clear that all proceeds from the sale of team memorabilia and such will go to a great cause.