ABA INTRODUCES STAR AND THE STAR PLEDGE STAND TALL AGAINST RACISM


ABA INTRODUCES STAR AND THE STAR PLEDGE STAND TALL AGAINST RACISM
Indianapolis, IN.
 
The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced STAR (Stand Tall Against Racism) and The Star Pledge, an action program design to fight, condemn and help eradicate racism.  “Every professional sports league seems to have a program designed to create awareness of social injustice,” stated ABA CEO Joe Newman.  “Banners, posters, kneeling, slogans on shirts, all good.  Being the largest professional sports league in the US with over 175 teams and being the most diversified sports league ever with over 75% of our teams owned by African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and women, I felt it was important that we take a leadership role in this cause – and involve not only the players, but every fan who attends an ABA game.”
“Prior to the National Anthem at every ABA game, we will ask the fans, coaches and players to stand while our PA announcer reads The STAR Pledge.  I hereby pledge to fight racism, to condemn racism and to help eradicate racism. I will Stand Tall Against Racism, so help me God.”
“We hope to make this a national movement with support from local, state, federal governments, schools, community organizations, veterans groups, minority groups, the media  and business and industry. The ABA will always Stand Tall Against Racism.”
For more information, visit www.abaliveaction.com.
 
Thank you. Be careful. Be safe.
Joe Newman
ABA CEO
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