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 Athletic Director, Dr. Ronald Crutcher
Retire UR Men's Basketball Pioneer Aron Stewart's No. 30
When Aron Stewart first put on his No. 30 uniform for the University of Richmond’s Men’s Basketball team during the 1972-73 season, he was only the second African-American to attend UR on a basketball scholarship in the program’s 60-year history. A junior transfer from Temple University, Stewart played basketball for two years at Essex County College in New Jersey, where he led all junior college players in the country in scoring with a 36.6 average. Aron Stewart had a stellar career at UR. He averaged 30.2 points as a junior in 1972-73 and was named Southern Conference Player of the Year. In 1973-74 he led the Spiders to a 16-12 record, their first winning season since 1957-58. They finished second in the Southern Conference for the first time since 1945. His career averages of 28.1 points per game and 12.0 rebounds per game are still school records. “Aron Stewart Day” was held at the Robins Center on February 23, 1974 at the UR vs. William & Mary game. During the special ceremony, a mayoral proclamation was made, making it “Aron Stewart Day” in the City of Richmond. Additionally, a letter was read from the Governor’s office. The president of the university, Bruce Heilman, presented Aron Stewart with an impressive trophy. Lastly, the legendary Malcolm “Mac” Pitt, who coached the Spiders from 1933-1952, addressed the crowd and “eloquently told one and all that No. 30 would never be worn by another Spider basketball player.” (Richmond Times Dispatch, February 24, 1974) Aron Stewart was inducted into the University of Richmond Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010, an inexplicable 36 years after breaking records at UR. The university’s website summarizes Stewart’s accomplishments as follows: In just two seasons, Aron Stewart etched his name in the men's basketball record book by averaging 28.1 points per game, tops in school history. His 30.2 ppg in 1972-73 is second- best in school history, and his 26.5 ppg in 1973-74 is the third-best mark. He totaled 1,237 points in only 44 career games, 19th on UR's all-time list. Stewart was named to the Citizen Helms Foundation All-America Team and the All- Southern Conference First Team in 1973 and 1974. He was Southern Conference Player of the Year in 1973 and earned Southern Conference All-Tournament Team honors in 1974. His greatest single-game scoring performance came against Appalachian State in 1973 when he poured in 42 points, the fifth-most by a Spider in a single game. Stewart owns four of the top 10 single-game field goals made records and his 663 points in 1973-74 is the fourth-highest single-season total at Richmond. He grabbed 12 rebounds per game in 1973-74, the Spiders' fifth-highest season average. In 2015 Aron Stewart made the Richmond Times Dispatch’s all-time starting five for UR Men’s Basketball. While Aron Stewart Day had all the makings of an official number retirement ceremony, including a proclamation by the university’s living legend that the number would never be worn again, an athletics department representative, Barry Barnum, stated in a 1999 interview with The Richmond Voice that “to his knowledge, the number has not been formally retired.” Unfortunately, the number 30 has been worn twice since Stewart left the university. It is long overdue for Aron Stewart’s number to be officially retired, and for his jersey to be raised in the rafters alongside fellow Spider great Johnny Newman, whose future at UR was paved by pioneers like Aron Stewart.
Petition to Laker Fans, nbafans
Ex Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Van Exel should get his Lakers Jersey retired
Ex Los Angeles Laker guard who played for the team in the mid 90's had a short but great period of 4-5 years with the team. He was a inspirational player who in my opinion was the second best Laker guard of all time. Time to have his Jersey hang up in Staple Center with all the other Laker greats. He still has a lot of fans throughout the city and his throwback Jersey is one of the most popular throughout the state. Help vote so that Lakers ownership can make this happen.
Petition to Mark Alnutt, Michael Aresco, American Athletic Conference, NCAA, Mid-American Conference, Jon Steinbrecher, Mark Emmert, University at Buffalo, Buffalo
University at Buffalo to join the American Athletic Conference
With UConn leaving the American Athletic Conference for the Big East, conference realignment might be right around the corner. New York’s Public Powerhouse, University at Buffalo, is among one of the conferences most intriguing candidate. Over the past few years, the Bulls have bolstered there football and basketball programs to the top of the Mid-American Conference. Some accomplishments include: M Basketball: MAC Champion (2015, 2016, 2018, 2019) Conference Champion (2018, 2019) Round of 32 Appearance (2018, 2019) Ranked in Top 25 of AP and Coaches Poll in all of 2019 W Basketball: MAC Champion (2016, 2018, 2019) Conference Champion (2018) Sweet Sixteen Appearance (2018) Round of 32 Appearance (2018, 2019) Football: MAC Runner Up (2018) Conference Champion (2018) Bowl Eligible (2009, 2013, 2018) Khalil Mack, Tyree Jackson Buffalo fits the basic profile of most schools in the AAC, being a public school and having an enrollment size of roughly 31,546 (Eaton, 2019). They are also a great geographic outlier in keeping a team in the north. Please sign the petition to get Buffalo into the American Athletic Conference https://www.ubbullrun.com/2019/6/22/18713523/american-athletic-conference-application
Petition to Brooklyn Nets Front Office
Convince the Brooklyn Nets front office to not sign Kyrie and resign Dlo
D’Angelo Russell is a promising up and coming point god who was an all star at twenty two years old and he has showed nothing but loyalty to the Brooklyn Nets franchise. On the other hand, Kyrie Irving is only good as a second option and, when he was forced to lead a team, he showed his true colors as one of the worst leaders in the NBA. In addition, he has not shown loyalty to any team that he has played for and he often crumbles in the face of adversity. So, instead of signing Kyrie and stunting the growth of the Brooklyn Nets’ young core, the Nets should resign D’angelo and watch their young team flourish and make a deep run into the playoffs. The Nets should instead use their available cap space to sign a successful three and d player, such as Jimmy Butler or Khris Middleton, or a big man, such as Julius Randle or Nikola Vucevic. Both of these options would allow D’Angelo Russell and the Nets’ young core to develop, but at the same time they would have a seasoned leader to make up for their lack of experience. Regardless of who the Nets sign, the main point is that they stay away from Kyrie Irving and his cancerous personality.
Petition to Warriors organization
Let the Golden State Warriors wear the "We Believe" Jerseys in their final game at Oracle
All season long the Golden State Warriors have fought just for this moment. Let's give "Roaracle" what they want with these jerseys. This Thursday marks the final game played in Oracle Arena after 47 tough seasons. Let's honor the city of Oakland, their love for the Warriors, and all previous Warrior's teams in this final run. In the final regular season game of the season, the Warriors rocked the jerseys and the crowd absolutely loved them. These jerseys became famous when our underdog Warriors shocked the world with their 4-2 upset over the number one seed Dallas Mavericks back in the 2007 playoffs. This will be the last game ever played in Oracle before the team moves to Chase Center for the next season. These jerseys symbolize the team's passion, hard work, and mentality. Along with that, they symbolize the beginning of the Warriors dynasty. We should honor this by letting them play the last game of Oracle using these jerseys.