Petition to NBA
Support Epilepsy During November Challenge
Epilepsy Awareness is a wonderful and inspirational cause for the NBA to take up. We are reaching out to the NBA Teams and their sponsors asking them to support Epilepsy Awareness during the month of November and every November! We ask that NBA games would feature players, coaches and referees wearing purple game apparel, as well as additional short announcements on the PA system and in-stadium messages, all to help raise awareness for this very important campaign, it would mean more than they could even imagine. Most of the apparel worn at games by players and coaches, along with special game balls and purple coins could be auctioned off at NBA Auction, with proceeds benefiting fantastic Epilepsy Organizations around the country and the world! Picture a packed stadium all in white then every one out one hundred are wearing a purple shirt that is how many is affected in the stadium alone. Now one in 200 have white with purple writing those are or have been affected by Epilepsy. Wouldn't it be awesome to see the support in a stadium knowing that they care and hear what so many are afraid to discuss? Head injuries while playing sports can easily lead to a seizure or long term concussion problems. There is only one problem. The funding for the ongoing research is so minimal that some may never know of a cure or help. The knowledge of what a seizure is and the effects it has on the families as well as the patient is so minimal that many just have become dormant and may never get the chance to attend a basketball game. This illness is real. Its time we start showing support and no longer sit back! 3 million Americans have been diagnosed with epilepsy and the numbers keep growing by the day, month and year! Of the millions of Americans in this country, some either have epilepsy, a family member has epilepsy or they know someone with epilepsy! We want to raise awareness in a BIG way on their behalf! It would make a monumental difference for so many nationwide and even worldwide! This would only be the tip of the iceberg of what could be done if the NBA would just say "YES!" to our campaign for awareness for those living with Epilepsy. Please help spread the word in November . NBA, #BounceForEpilepsy
Petition to Sport Malta, Ministry for education
Grant Free Access to Outdoor Basketball Courts
The issue Although there is a considerable interest in pick-up basketball in Malta, it has become practically inexistent on the island. Furthermore, all the efforts to revive and develop pick-up basketball are just in vain due to the lack of open courts, the difficulties & expenses related if individuals were to even try and book the existing outdoor courts. The idea To mitigate this situation, a good start would be to find an understanding and officially establish for the general public, free access to the basketball Courts in Marsa Sports complex at least the week ends or better; from Friday afternoon till Sunday evening. Even better... Further actions could be to follow Verdala International School's example and during weekends or outside school/working hours, grant free access to outdoor basketball courts in least one school per town. The facts Although Malta has fascinating weather which allows people to practice physical activities outdoors all year long, Almost all outdoor basketball courts are closed behind fences and are not freely accessible by the population. The entry is either denied, or you may face being expelled by a warden or the police If you manage somehow to access the court and play without an authorization obtained via a club. This policy has seriously impeded the existence of social basketball/street basketball, as well as its horizontal and vertical development. What are we missing Pick up basketball by its nature is open to all genders, age groups, social classes and levels of the game. Unlike basketball clubs, academies or training camps, there is no prerequisite to join in. Therefore, there is a chance for everyone to enjoy and even improve irrespectively of the physical abilities, financial or social statuses. And, if there is at least one open outdoor court in each town, there won't even be a distance issue. Note that organizations or individuals trying to set-up street-ball tournaments, or free training groups struggle and many times have given up. This, because without open outdoor courts, it is hard to find pick up players and without pick up/outdoor players it is impossible to run real outdoor competitions or trainings. Allowing free access to those courts at least the weekends, will definitely mitigate these issues and with time, create more opportunities for the development of free outdoor physical activities in general and basketball in particular. The hope The good news is that there is no need to build brand new basketball courts: They already exist and many remain unused especially outside school/working hours. There is a rise in the number of people willing to play basketball socially, improve their skills, or just have active family or friends bonding time playing basketball outside of their school/working hours. Unfortunately, there is no open court where they could just go and do so. Therefore we hope and call the relevant authorities to grant free access to at least one outdoor basketball court per town starting with the ones in Marsa sports complex.
Petition to NIKE, NBA
Sell more Utah Jazz City Edition jerseys!
There is a huge need within the Utah Jazz fanbase to buy these city edition jerseys. The jerseys sold out too quickly and thousands of fans world wide are clamoring for them. Fansare beginning to talk, stating things like Nike wants Jazz fans to suffer, the NBA wants to keep attention away from small market Utah, and other derogatory statements. If Nike and the NBA do not want this negative publicity, and if they want to partake in a very lucrative deal, they will mass produce these jerseys in the thousands, and sell them to the public as soon as possible. Nike, NBA: do the right thing, and let Jazz fans show their support of their team. Sell these jerseys and bring in the profits!
Petition to University of Virginia
Fire Tony Bennett - University of Virginia Men's Basketball Coach
This is a mandate to fire University of Virginia Men's Basketball head coach Tony Bennett, who has underperformed in the NCAA Tournament every single season in the past, as well as in 2018 with his team's unprecedented loss to #16-seeded University of Maryland-Baltimore County. While we give props to UMBC for a hard-fought win, we call for basketball fans, especially, UVA fans, to look at the lack of adjustments, changes and urgency by their head coach, Mr. Bennett, who refused to put in more athletic players nor motivate his players to stop them from being on the wrong side of basketball history. Mr. Bennett is a glorified regular-season college basketball coach. Not a tournament coach. Not a playoff coach. Fire Tony Bennett before Cavaliers fans must be forced to suffer any longer. #ByeFelicia
Petition to NBA, Adam Silver
Ban/Suspend Zaza Pachulia
NBA games are some of the most watched and popular sports programs on TV in the United States and the world. A majority of NBA players inspire and bring joy, happiness, and excitation to fans. However, there has always been one player that does not represent the values of the NBA: Zaza Pachulia. Mr. Pachulia has consistently been one of the dirtiest and unfair players in the NBA. Time and time again he has "tripped" and "fell" onto opposing teams players with glaring abundance, injuring them and thus allowing his team to win. Not only is this practice of flopping and intentional injuring of other players unfair, it is also extremely dangerous for other players on the court. I implore you, as fans of the NBA, to show the NBA that hurting players intentionally should not and will not be tolerated. Zaza Pachulia should be held accountable.
Petition to Reddit, NBA, ESPN, Turner Network Television
We, the entire world, want Marv Albert and Chris Webber to never commentate a game again.
Marv Albert and Chris Webber constantly make mistakes about who the players are and what they are doing. Additionally, both seem extremely in favor of the more popular team, during Wizards vs Cavaliers, Webber could not stop talking about Larry Nance Jr. and his dad. Please take this petition serious as it should raise concern about a serious issue.