Keep the Rose Garden Name that has been around Since 1995
  • Petitioned Chris McGowan

This petition was delivered to:

Portland Trailblazers
Chris McGowan
Chief Executive Officer
Robert Gootee

Keep the Rose Garden Name that has been around Since 1995

    1. Petition by

      Rose Garden Forever

Not only is this a landmark that embodies the spirit and pride in our City that has come to be known as the 'Rose City' and 'City of Roses', but it is the simple fact that the name 'Moda Center' has only one thing to do with Portland: The Company who coughed up the money for a 10 year contact with the Portland Trailblazers.

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    News

    1. Petitions Mailed to The Trailblazers

      Hello All,

      We are currently preparing the petitions and letters to be sent to Moda Health, the Portland Trailblazers, and the media.

      Thank you for all your support thus far and stay tuned! Once the shirts release from Northwest Gear Clothing Co., we plan on organizing one last get together on the cusp of the season start for the Trailblazers.

      In the meantime, feel free to get in touch with us via Facebook or Email at RoseGardenForever@gmail.com

      Regards,

      Rose Garden Forever Team
      #RoseGarden Forever
      www.facebook.com/RoseGardenForever

    2. Reached 5,000 signatures
    3. T-Shirt Release

      For those of you who mentioned the idea of a shirt, wanting to support the cause, and express your frustration with the Moda Center name, our friends over at Northwest Gear Clothing Company have created a shirt that can do just that!

      Introducing the "Forever THE ROSE GARDEN" t-shirt! They are running a special of $12 on these shirts and they will ship September 7th.

      *Shirt was Redesigned to Feature the Rose Garden name*

      Head on over to the link here for ordering information:

      http://northwestgear.storenvy.com/products/2201565-forever-the-garden

      Forever The Garden from Northwest Gear

      With the recent change to the Rose Garden name, we wanted to make a shirt for Blazers fans to show where their heart actually lies. The limited edition Forever The Garden shirt does just that. Please note that this is only a preorder.

    4. Reached 4,000 signatures
    5. Signature Drive Set - Friday August 16th @ 3pm at the Rose Garden

      What: Gathering More Signatures for the Petition and Spreading Awareness

      When: Friday, August 16th at 3:00pm

      Where: The Rose Garden Arena

      FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/698011650226596/

      Hot Story: Moda Center Reaction

      Pat Dooris reports on fan reaction to the changing of the Rose Garden to Moda Center, and how the team is responding to the flood of negative comments.

    6. Received Media Exposure

      If you missed the coverage, check it out here:

      http://www.kgw.com/thesquare/Hot-Story-Moda-Center-Reaction-219704201.html

      http://www.koin.com/2013/08/14/moda-center-name-change-petition/

      http://www.kxl.com/common/global_audio/418/105367.mp3

      Email us if you would like more information on how to get involved with us on Friday for our Signature Drive at the Rose Garden!

      ‪#‎RoseGardenForever‬
      RoseGardenForever@gmail.com
      https://www.facebook.com/RoseGardenForever
      http://tinyurl.com/RoseGardenForever

      Hot Story: Moda Center Reaction

      Pat Dooris reports on fan reaction to the changing of the Rose Garden to Moda Center, and how the team is responding to the flood of negative comments.

    7. Reached 2,000 signatures
    8. FB Page Created

      Keep tabs with us on FB @ https://www.facebook.com/RoseGardenForever

      #RoseGardenForever

      Rose Garden Forever

      We urge you to reconsider the new name, 'Moda Center', and preserve the name that the Arena has had...

    9. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jenni Denekas WEST LINN, OR
      • about 1 year ago

      Portland is a city of tradition and still maintains a small-town vibe. This buy-out not only disrespects our traditions but also implies that we're going corporate... Which is so against everything Portland.

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    • Bill Burson PORTLAND, OR
      • about 1 year ago

      Rose Garden is Portland

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    • Clare Amsberry BEAVERTON, OR
      • about 1 year ago

      We are the Rose City. You can't take that away. :(

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    • Mon Tran PORTLAND, OR
      • about 1 year ago

      I feel that naming it after a corporation or a business of any kind takes away the local connection the "Rose Garden" has to The Rose City community.

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    • Timothy Riordan RICHLAND, WA
      • about 1 year ago

      Important locations don't change names. If it changes names, it is not important. What will the next name of the Washington Monument be? Moda Monument? Perhaps MLK Blvd should be MODA Blvd?

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