12-year-old Sam Maden of New Hampshire wants the Boston Red Sox to fight homophobia by releasing an ‘It Gets Better’ Video. Sam made this petition because his favorite uncle recently passed away. His uncle was a huge supporter of the Trevor Project, and now he wants to carry on that legacy
Change.org has the story:
Sam Maden is 12 years old. He loves the Boston Red Sox. And he believes in equality, inspired by his Uncle Chris, who died unexpectedly in January at the age of 43.
So when Sam’s teacher recently asked him to come up with a project that could “make a difference” in the world, Sam had an idea to merge his love for the Red Sox with a cause his uncle believed in passionately: ending the bullying of gay kids and kids perceived to be gay.
Inspired by news that the San Francisco Giants had responded to a fan’s petition on Change.org by announcing they would become the first pro sports team to create an “It Gets Better” anti-bullying video, Sam came up with an idea to ask his favorite team on the planet – the Red Sox – to step up to the plate.
Sam decided to honor his uncle by starting a petition asking the Red Sox to make an “It Gets Better” video as well. In the last 24 hours, more than 5,000 people — mostly Red Sox fans — have signed Sam’s petition on Change.org.
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Sign Sam’s petition HERE
Watch this video of Sam announcing “Play ball!” at a recent Red Sox game.