UAH Charger Hockey should soldier on and thrive!
  • Petitioned Dr. Malcolm Portera

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Interim President
Dr. Malcolm Portera

UAH Charger Hockey should soldier on and thrive!

    1. Geof Morris
    2. Petition by

      Geof Morris

      Madison, AL

Varsity hockey at The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a 32-year tradition, and the Huntsville community deserves an opportunity to bolster the finances of the program without Portera summarily ending the program before the 2011-12 season starts.

With the University in tough financial shape, Portera has all but decided to kill the program, which is quite expensive.  Portera vastly underestimates the promotional and cultural value of the hockey program to the University and Huntsville communities.  Mack Portera doesn't understand Huntsville.  He's fighting to get his hand-picked candidate in as President, going right in the face of the Huntsville business community.  Now he's seeking to take the only Division I varsity program and fling it on the scrap heap of history.  Tell him NO!

We're not saying that changes don't need to be made with how the program is supported financially.  We've finally gotten within the last month a $500k yearly figure of the support needed to keep the program.  We're ready to charge forward to get that support lined up, but Portera is telling people all over town that he'll end the program by October.  Tell him NO!  We deserve the chance to make this work.  This is the Hockey Capital of the South, and Mack Portera just doesn't understand that.

-- Geof Morris and the other fine folks at Save UAH Hockey, also on Facebook and Twitter.

To:
Dr. Malcolm Portera, Interim President
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Dr. Malcolm Portera.

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Keep UAH Charger Hockey

Varsity hockey at The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a 32-year tradition, and the Huntsville community deserves an opportunity to bolster the finances of the program before you summarily end the program before the 2011-12 season starts.
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Sincerely,

Sincerely,
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    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. Over halfway there

      Geof Morris
      Petition Organizer

      I didn't think we'd be to 2,500 this fast. Please keep getting the word out to people. I've put a link at saveuahhockey.com/petition/ - we'll keep grinding to 5,000.

    3. Reached 2,500 signatures
    4. We broke 1,000 signatures in 26 hours! What a ride!

      Geof Morris
      Petition Organizer

      Alumni, fans, and friends of the program both near and far: thanks for helping us get to 1,000 so fast. Please refer friends and family to the petition to keep the momentum going. Our goal is 5,000, and I want to break it! Thanks --Geof Morris

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • mary lehrke PARK RAPIDS, MN
      • about 3 years ago

      my son played hockey at bemidji state 2006-2010

      for the beavs & the rivalry with uah was great.(my younger son plays for mn-mankato) I hate to see a team w/such loyal fans cut(& not have a home)

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    • Rebecca Rubinstein DURHAM, NH
      • about 3 years ago

      For the sake of the sport

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    • jason smith RIO RANCHO, NM
      • about 3 years ago

      was a walk on player 92-94.

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    • Cody Bishop NEW RICHMOND, WI
      • about 3 years ago

      To maintain enough Division 1 schools so that it's possible for more kids to play at this level.

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    • John Cordery DAWSON, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      This hockey team has put UAH on the national map. You are the pioneers of D-1 hockey in entire South. Very soon schools around you will join in but you are the "venerable ones".

      Watching UAH over the years compete against the big schools has been awe-inspiring. Huntsville Alabama has a D-1 hockey team and the entire State of Illinois does not! Go Chargers!

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