Today Major League Baseball celebrates the legendary accomplishments of Jackie Robinson. One of the most historic movements in American History selfishly initiated by a Baseball Owner and a Black Man that just wanted to play ball. Baseballs pioneer was not only an amazing and gifted ball player he was also an incredible humanitarian. His strength on and off the field changed lives, changed race relations among his peers and most importantly change the game of Baseball.
In honor of this great man players on every team in the big leagues will wear Jackie Robinson’s number 42. No player has had as big an impact on the game then Jackie, players of all race and nationality owe a debt of gratitude to him and his accomplishments. Athletes play for pride, love of the game, the opportunity to win and yes the money. Jackie Robinson played for his life and the lives of those who would follow behind him. Death threats were real, the hatred thrown at him would be unbearable today.
We not only celebrate what Jackie was able to do for baseball we celebrate the growth of a country once embarrassed by our actions. Looking back during that time we’ve come a long way, the game of baseball is better because of the actions of one man and an owner that just saw green! If you’re a real fan of the game you know the story of Jackie Robinson and hopefully you’ve told his story to your kids. His story is not just a baseball story it’s an American story and we should feel a responsibility to keep this amazing accomplishment alive…
What A Fan will feature a series of passionate sports fans on a weekly basis. As we travel to sporting events across the Country we’ll introduce some of the most fanatic fans in their own words expressing amazing stories and memorable moments they’ve experienced… If you or someone you know fits the discretion contact us at www.whatafan.com
Child Abuse, how do we begin to address this topic? Our answer is with sadness, anger, disbelief, outraged, frustration and conviction. The issue of child abuse and neglect has been the silent taboo for decades yet statistics of incidents resulting in death has soared. Media exposure has brought the problem out of the shadows of darkness and the stories disgust us all. Enough is Enough!
PAAD What A Fan Charities and Spirit Roller Pen are waging war on this epidemic robbing the innocence of our children. We have launched a program to advocate education and prevention of abused children called “BLACKOUT CHILD ABUSE.” This campaign was created as a result of frustration felt by the principles behind What A Fan. While watching the numerous child abuse stories that dominate the media at no time had there been information provided, a powerful face or company advocating on behalf of the victims or families effected, that was unacceptable…
Families across the country are facing the fear of their children becoming a statistic due to neglect or abuse. As the media continues to report on these issues we find the statistics to be extremely alarming. Even with all the attention placed on this problem, little is being done to raise the consciousness about prevention. The BLACKOUT CHILD ABUSE Campaign is dedicated to sounding the alarm and raising awareness about ways to prevent the assault on our children. We are pleased to have New England Patriots Pro Bowl Receiver Rob Gronkowski and several Professional and Olympic Athletes involved with the campaign and have agreed to wear the symbolic BLACKOUT under their eyes to call attention to the problem, encourage support, education and prevention.
Our mission is to put several recognizable faces behind this necessary cause, create a symbol of support that becomes synonymous with child abuse prevention and assist worthy organizations with desperately needed educational material and seminars to aid those effected by this devastating problem though our fund raising efforts.Your support is vital to the success of this initiative.
We are requesting individuals, corporations, restaurant chains, sports organizations, educational institutions, celebrity entertainers and athletes to all join the fight against this indiscriminate issue. Help us BLACKOUT CHILD ABUSE… Contact us and find out how.
Show your support by wearing the BLACKOUT below your eyes at your favorite event or in your place of business and encourage friends and family to join the fight.
Join The Fight Against Child Abuse… What A Fan and Spirit Roller Pens have waged war against Child Abuse. In 2012 we will introduce a Nation Wide Campaign to bring awareness, education and support to this issue that effects millions of defenseless children throughout the United States, please log onto our web site www.whatafan.com and show your support. Send us an email via our site and be part of this worthy cause, Help Black Out Child Abuse!
Passionate Sports Fans from across the Country Honored for there love of the Games they support. We will pay Tribute to these Fantastic people who do more then just watch. Their Community Servants, Mentors and Fund Raisers for Non-Profits. Yes their FANS of Sports but more important their FANS of LIFE!!!!
We provide the energy for the exciting sports and players we love to watch. We spend our money in support of the efforts displayed by the talented Men & Woman we cheer for. We fill concert venues around the World, we are literally everywhere!!!