Make "PATERNO FIELD" at Beaver Stadium
  • Petitioning The Penn State Board Of Trustees

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The Penn State Board Of Trustees

Make "PATERNO FIELD" at Beaver Stadium

    1. Blake Tobias
    2. Petition by

      Blake Tobias

      Mohrsville, PA

Proud to announce that Sue Paterno signed the petiton on 10-17-13!! She has joined us and fully supports this great cause to honor Joe Paterno for 61 years of excellence at Penn State. We broke the 61,000 on 11-19-13 but will continue to leave the petition open for anyone who still wants to be a part of History. Join Sue, Jay Paterno and Scott Paterno, as well as the likes of Penn State greats like Ki-Jana Carter, OJ McDuffie, Scott Lefko, Adam Taliaferro, Peter Curkendall, and many more! The Beaver Family fully supports this petition to honor 2 great men that have done so many good things for Penn State!

This is a simple way of giving back to a man who spent basically his entire life making sure that the students who went to Penn State would have the tools they needed, and the professional buildings that they needed to do their jobs. He was so much more than just a football coach, he was a mentor to thousands of students over the years, probably in the hundreds of thousands, and this is a way to honor the legacy that he worked so hard to create. We will stand tall, we will right the wrong that has been done to his name, we will not stop until this goal has been finalized, like Joe Paterno, we will not give up the fight!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. 64,000 HAVE SIGNED AND ARE DESTINED TO HONOR JOE PATERNO

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      I have been sidelined with some medical issues for the past few months, but that hasn't stopped my fight for making sure all 64,000 plus signatures will become part of history when we honor Joe Paterno with the naming of the field at Beaver Stadium.

      Please take some time to visit a "film project" that I have personally contributed to, and one that anyone who contributes at least $1.00 can be a part of, called the "The People's Joe", The Life and Times of Joseph Vincent Paterno.

      It is going to be a film that honors Joe, and everyone can play a part in it, just like we are doing with the petition and movement for Paterno Field. I will be in this film, and beside telling my personal Paterno story, the push for getting the word out to more Penn Staters, and Joe Paterno fans about the field naming will go a long way in helping us gain more exposure!

      Please visit http://www.peoplesjoe.com to donate and be a part of this great film. Thank you all, Blake Tobias... WE ARE....

      The People's Joe

      Thomas Giotto, Fred Burnette, Debra Bradley, Marianne Kelly, John Peck, Diane Flannery, Linda Bard, Michelle Sunclair, Mary Neumann, Carolyn Todd, James Furry, Jeff Bergstrom, Frederic Thomson, John Hudock, Karen Hennessy, Melody Mehalick, James Smith, Kent Addis Jr, Ted Sebastianelli, Richard Nichols, Allison Halwick, Dana Marsh, Jack, John Devorick, Carol Pilgrim,

    2. 63,700 HAVE SIGNED AND WILL BE A PART OF HISTORY

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      I just sent out a mailing to let everyone know who signed the petition what has been going on, and how things continue to look positive for the naming of Paterno Field at Beaver Stadium happening sooner than we all expect. Please look for an email in the next day or so, and please read and share it with others who still might have questions. Thank you, WE ARE......

    3. 63,000 HAVE SIGNED AND WILL BE A PART OF HISTORY!

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      It's Official, Christmas Eve and the count has risen to 63,000 plus!!! There were multiple signers who had their names removed, and those who didn't use a valid email address per 'change-org' official way of counting. It's been a rough ride, it's been a long ride, it's been a winding road, it's been a war and not a battle, and we have yet to finish what the other side has started. Paterno Field will become a reality, fact, not fiction, and you can take that to the bank! Thank you all. Merry Christmas

    4. 62,000 HAVE SIGNED AND WILL BE A PART OF HISTORY!

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      If it wasn't enough that we met our goal of 61,000 signatures for 61 years of excellence for Joe Paterno, and the future making of ' Paterno Field at Beaver Stadium ' things just got a little better, make that another 1,000 signatures better! We are now at 62,000 who have signed the petition. We have decided to keep on going for a while since we have the addition of Sue Paterno who signed, and many of the Letterman who are signing, plus the newer members of the Board of Trustees are coming on board with us.

      I think Joe would like to see one more white out in Happy Valley. Make an Impact everyone, make today a better day and lets spread the word for Joe!

    5. 61,000 HAVE SIGNED AND WILL MAKE HISTORY!

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      Here's the snap, Joe Paterno on the keeper up the middle....... he scores...... PENN STATE WINS, PENN STATE WINS....... HOW ABOUT THAT!!!!!!!!! Great Job to all, this will happen, get ready to ring the bell down on Paterno Field!

    6. Reached 61,000 signatures
    7. 60,890 PLUS HAVE SIGNED ONLINE AS OF 10-19-13

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      You can count on Sue Paterno to get the crowd of fans at Penn State, and around the Globe going, and that is just what has happened! We rapidly nearing the 100 to go mark until we hit the magical number of 61,000 signatures for 61 years of excellence!

      We just had not long ago a signer from Japan, and if that sounds wild I can tell you by looking over the names and places where signers live, well we have the map of the World pretty much covered! We are on the 1 yard line and ready to score a touchdown in Paterno Field at Beaver Stadium!

    8. 60,500 PLUS HAVE SIGNED ONLINE AS OF 10-17-13

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      With the announcement of Sue Paterno signing the petition today we have gained nearly 300 new signatures in the past 3 hours. Don't let time run out, if you know of anyone who wants to sign you better tell them quickly. We are less than 490 away from hitting the goal of 61,000 signatures for 61 years of excellence!

      Thank you goes out to Sue Paterno, she is our shinning light, and continues to amaze all of us with her presence and involvement in so many great causes. Joe Pa is getting ready to cross the goal line, it won't be long now, let's get ready for another white, this time it will be played on Paterno Field at Beaver Stadium..... WE ARE............

    9. 60,000 PLUS HAVE SIGNED ONLINE AS OF 9-30-13

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      We've come a long way baby...... It's now time to finally say we are in the final countdown, we are under the 1,000 signature mark to go and we will hit the magic number of 61,000 online signatures for Paterno Field at Beaver Stadium. In a little over 3 weeks we have added close to 400 new signers to the online petition.

      Remember, we have already reached the goal of 61,000 total signatures. I have all the signatures from the 2012 Blue/White game that we collected, plus a ton of them I received in the postal mail. The online signature was reopened as a request by some who didn't get to sign the first time, or might have questioned signing.

      Don't miss out on becoming a part of History. This is the largest petition for any cause to be put into motion at Penn State! O.J. McDuffie , Ki-Jana Carter, Jay Paterno, Peter Curkendall, Stephen Obeng-Agyapong, Adam Taliaferro, Steven Michael Joseph, Anthony Cleary, Mike Meade, and Chris Mazyck have all signed. Will you be a part of PSU History?

    10. 59,900 HAVE SIGNED ONLINE

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      After just 2 weeks of putting the petition to make Paterno Field at Beaver Stadium back online for those who might have missed the chance to sign the first time around I am happy to say we are once again making gains!
      We are now down to 1,100 signatures to go, and once the online count reaches 61,000 that is all she wrote, the petition will be closed for ever.

      Remember, we have already reached the goal of 61,000 signatures. I have all the signatures from the 2012 Blue/White game that we collected, plus a ton of them I received in the postal mail. The online signature was reopened as a request by some who didn't get to sign the first time, or might have questioned signing. One new signer as of last week is none other than O.J. McDuffie, who has joined the list with other players like Ki-Jana Carter, Jay Paterno, Peter Curkendall, and many more to sign in honor of Joe Paterno.

    11. 59,629 HAVE SIGNED ONLINE...

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      I HAVE RE-OPENED THE ONLINE PETITION, EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE OUR TOTAL OF 61,000 SIGNATURES NEEDED WE FEEL THAT MANY OTHERS WANT TO NOW SIGN. GIVEN THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT, THEY HAVE DISCOVERED THAT JOE PATERNO WAS NEVER ANY PART OF ANY COVER UP AT PENN STATE, NOR WAS HE, OR WILL HE EVER BE CHARGED WITH ANY CRIME. SPREAD THE WORD, SIGN THE PETITION, BECOME A PART OF HISTORY, IT'S ONLY GOING TO HAPPEN ONCE, AND ONCE IT'S OVER YOU CAN SAY I HELPED TO HONOR THE GREATEST FOOTBALL COACH, AND ONE OF THE GREATEST MEN TO GRACE PENN STATE AND HAPPY VALLEY.

    12. 59,000 SIGNATURES FOR "PATERNO FIELD AT BEAVER STADIUM" AND COUNTING

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      AWESOME JOB.... JUST AN UPDATE IF YOU DON'T ALREADY KNOW. JAY PATERNO SIGNED THE PETITION AT THE BLUE/WHITE GAME!!!! THE PATERNO FAMILY SAYS "IT WOULD BE A TREMENDOUS HONOR" TO HAVE THE FIELD NAMED AFTER JOE...... LET'S GET IN GEAR AND SEND EMAILS, SNAIL MAIL, SMOKE SIGNALS, PAPER AIRPLANES TO EVERYONE WHO DOESN'T KNOW ABOUT THIS GREAT CAUSE.... HAVE YOU DONE ALL YOU CAN? WILL TODAY BE A BAD DAY, OR A BETTER DAY, WE KNOW IT'S NOT GOING TO BE THE SAME...... HONOR AND DIGNITY FOR JOE PATERNO AND THE PATERNO FAMILY.... WE ARE.......BECAUSE JOE WAS.......

    13. 59,000 ONLINE SIGNATURES.....GREAT WAY TO START A SUNDAY IN APRIL!!!!!

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      AWESOME JOB.... JUST AN UPDATE IF YOU DON'T ALREADY KNOW. JAY PATERNO SIGNED THE PETITION AT THE BLUE/WHITE GAME!!!! THE PATERNO FAMILY SAYS "IT WOULD BE A TREMENDOUS HONOR" TO HAVE THE FIELD NAMED AFTER JOE...... LET'S GET IN GEAR AND SEND EMAILS, SNAIL MAIL, SMOKE SIGNALS, PAPER AIRPLANES TO EVERYONE WHO DOESN'T KNOW ABOUT THIS GREAT CAUSE.... HAVE YOU DONE ALL YOU CAN? WILL TODAY BE A BAD DAY, OR A BETTER DAY, WE KNOW IT'S NOT GOING TO BE THE SAME...... HONOR AND DIGNITY FOR JOE PATERNO AND THE PATERNO FAMILY.... WE ARE.......BECAUSE JOE WAS.......

    14. 58,000 PLUS... GREAT JOB... LETS DO IT FOR JOE AND THE PATERNO FAMILY!

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      JUST TO REMIND EVERYONE: OK, HERE IT IS, DIRECTLY FROM SCOTT PATERNO HIMSELF ON THE PATERNO FAMILIES THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PETITION: DIRECT QUOTE VIA EMAIL, "If penn staters want to rename the stadium after joe (or as I understand adding "Paterno Field at " to it) that is a tremendous honor. If it is important to penn staters we have no objection". NOW, LET'S KICK THE TIRES AND LIGHT THE FIRES, WE ARE....

    15. PATERNO FAMILY SAYS "PATERNO FIELD" WOULD BE A TREMENDOUS HONOR!

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      OK EVERYONE, HERE IT IS, DIRECTLY FROM SCOTT PATERNO HIMSELF ON THE PATERNO FAMILIES THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PETITION: DIRECT QUOTE VIA EMAIL, "If penn staters want to rename the stadium after joe (or as I understand adding "Paterno Field at " to it) that is a tremendous honor. If it is important to penn staters we have no objection". NOW, LET'S KICK THE TIRES AND LIGHT THE FIRES, WE ARE....

    16. 57,000.....HAVE SIGNED THE PETITION TO BE A PART OF HISTORY FOR JOE PATERNO

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      HONOR AND DIGNITY. WE ARE PENN STATE PROUD.. WE ARE JOE PATERNO PROUD.. THIS PETITION IS WELL ON THE WAY TO BEING A PART OF HISTORY, MUCH LIKE JOE PATERNO HAS BEEN FOR MANY, MANY YEARS, AND WILL BE FOR MANY GENERATIONS TO FOLLOW. IF YOU HAVE SIGNED, YOU ARE ALREADY A PART OF HISTORY, IF YOU HAVEN'T, IT'S TIME TO PAY IT FORWARD AND GET YOUR NAME ON THIS PETITION. THANK YOU ALL......WE ARE..........

    17. 56,000....ARE PAYING IT FORWARD FOR COACH JOE PATERNO

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      HONOR AND DIGNITY. THOSE ARE THE KEYWORDS, AND THAT IS WHAT OUR PETITION IS ALL ABOUT. IT'S NOT ABOUT REACHING 107,282, IT'S ABOUT HOW WE HAVE ALL COME TOGETHER FOR ONE CAUSE, TO SHOW HONOR TO THE LATE JOE PATERNO. WE WILL WIN THIS FOR JOE, AND PATERNO FIELD AT BEAVER STADIUM WILL FOREVER BE LINKED TOGETHER AS ONE. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK, WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY BABY....... SIGN ONLINE, OR PRINT A COPY OFF ONLINE AT WWW.BLAKETOBIAS.COM

    18. 55,000....ARE NOW DESTINED TO BECOME A PART OF HISTORY

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      IF YOU HAVE SIGNED, THEN YOUR NAME WILL FOREVER BE ONE OF THE 107,282 WHO SIGNED THE PETITION TO HAVE "PATERNO FIELD at BEAVER STADIUM BECOME A REALITY. JOE LOVED HISTORY, AND THIS IS HISTORY IN THE MAKING. BE PROUD, BE PART OF THE WHITE OUT...... WE ARE.....NOW......WE ARE.......FOR JOE......WE ARE......GOING TO SIGN........BECAUSE WE ARE.......JOE PA PROUD!!!!!!!!! IF YOU HAVEN'T SIGNED YET, OR NEED TO PRINT A PETITION FORM OFF, VISIT WWW.BLAKETOBIAS.COM

    19. 54,000.... 6 MORE WEEKS OF WINTER.....WE STILL HAVE WORK TO DO!!!

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      TODAY, PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL (GROUND HOG DAY FOR ALL OF YOU OUT OF PENNSYLVANIA), SAW OUR GOVERNOR CORBETT HAVE THE "SHEET" SCARED OUT OF HIM. PHIL TOOK OFF AND RAN LIKE CRAZY, DIVING BACK INTO HIS HOLE. REPORTERS, AND ONLOOKERS COULD HEAR PHIL SHOUTING, UNTIL THE STADIUM IS FULL WITH PETITIONS FOR JOE, AND UNTIL CORBETT GETS OUT OF MY FACE, WINTER WILL LAST 6 MORE WEEKS!!! I THINK WE HAVE A LOT MORE WORK TO DO ON BOTH COUNTS.... EMAIL, TEXT, PRINT FOR OTHERS, DOOR KNOCK, WHATEVER IT TAKES..... WE ARE................

    20. WE HIT THE HALFWAY MARK.... 53,641

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      THINGS HAVE SLOWED DOWN, BUT WE JUST HIT THE HALFWAY MARK... GREAT JOB TO EVERYONE FOR KEEPING THIS DRIVE ALIVE.....KEEP UP THE WORK, SPREAD THE LINK, ALSO, IF YOU HAVE FRIENDS WHO DON'T HAVE INTERNET/EMAIL, PLEASE VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE AND PRINT THEM OFF A PETITION. THE LINK IS BELOW, JUST CLICK ON THE MY NAME...

    21. 52,000 AND THE HALFWAY MARK IS VERY CLOSE.....

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      GREAT DAY OF GETTING SIGNATURES TODAY.... WE HIT THE 50K MARK AND THE PUSH CONTINUED ALL DAY..... WE ARE ALMOST TO THE HALFWAY POINT, THAT WILL MEAN HALF OF THE STADIUM WILL BE FULL, CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT? AWESOME, KEEP SPREADING THE NEW WEBSITE FOR THOSE WHO NEED TO VOTE BY DON'T HAVE THE INTERNET/EMAIL, YOU CAN PRINT THEM A PETITION ONLINE AND THEY CAN MAIL IT TO ME.

    22. 51,000 AND GROWING, ALMOST AT HALFWAY.......

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      GEEZ I TOOK A BREAK AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED...... BANG, ANOTHER 1ST DOWN PENN STATE...... GREAT JOB, AWESOME, KEEP SPREADING THE LINK........

    23. 50,000 THAT'S RIGHT 50,000, HOW DO YOU LIKE US NOW...

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      MANY SAID WE WOULD NOT GET 1,000 TO SIGN, THEN THEY SAID 10,000 WAS OUT OF THE QUESTION, WHEN WE HIT 25,000 THEY STILL BALKED, BUT WERE BEGINNING TO SCRATCH THEIR HEADS... 30, 35, 40, 45, AND NOW 50,000 STRONG HAVE SIGNED IN SUPPORT OF JOE PATERNO.... WE ARE......AND WILL ALWAYS BE........PENN STATE........ THANK YOU ALL

    24. Reached 50,000 signatures
    25. 49,000 KEEPING THE DRIVE ALIVE...

      Blake Tobias
      Petition Organizer

      GREAT JOB, KEEP SPREADING THE WORD... ANOTHER FIRST DOWN.....PENN STATE.....KEEP CALLING AND POSTING THE LINK... PUT IT ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE, YOUR TWITTER WALL, ON NEWS SITES, ANYONE WHO HAS A BLOG PUT IT UP..... THANK YOU ALL

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • David Howell DANVILLE, PA
      • 3 days ago

      To support Joe and the players who have taken the hit from the NCAA.

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    • Randa Dunmire APOLLO, PA
      • 16 days ago

      Joe is innocent. He was railroaded & lied about. He should get the honor he deserves.

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    • Ryan Weaver LANCASTER, PA
      • 24 days ago

      I feel that Joe's wins were very unfairly removed, and the football program was wrongly punished. Joe's records should be fully restored.

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    • Joe Uhal ONTARIO, NY
      • 28 days ago

      Joe Pa was a person of high values and personal integrity. He was more than just football and his memory must live on.

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    • Dr. Glenn A Pitman PORT MATILDA, PA
      • about 1 month ago

      He built the Penn State Football program into a National Power. He raised millions of dollars for the overall university.

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