Thursday morning, the front offices and Head Coaches of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns, and Cleveland Indians announced the development of a sports alliance with the mission of creating a sustainable and direct strategy to address social injustice facing the city of Cleveland and all Northeast Ohio communities.
“We have an extraordinary opportunity to make a lasting impact on society and the Cavaliers are committed to help bring about change. The social and economic disparity in our community reveals some ugly truths, and Coach Bickerstaff and I are honored to be at the table to address these issues with such a prominent group of our peers. We never take for granted our place in the fabric of Cleveland and hopefully our coming together inspires others to join us.”Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman said.
The mission of the alliance is to focus on improving the relationship between law enforcement and its citizens, encouraging nonpartisan voting activities, and increasing the opportunities for quality education for everyone. Source.
The news comes one day after the Milwaukee Bucks kicked off the NBA the playoff game boycott on Wednesday to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
While the fate of the NBA’s season looms, both the Lakers and the Clippers have voted to end the season early.
Head Coaches and executives from Cleveland’s three major professional sports teams - the Cavaliers, Browns and Indians - are forming a sports alliance to develop a sustainable and direct strategy to address social injustice facing the city of Cleveland and all Northeast Ohio.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 27, 2020
Today, we’re announcing a sports alliance between the Cavs, @Browns & @Indians to develop a sustainable and direct strategy to address social injustice facing the city of Cleveland and all Northeast Ohio communities.— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) August 27, 2020
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Our organization constantly strives to unite and inspire Northeast Ohio with the power of team. This morning we announced an alliance with our neighbors at the @Cavs & @Browns to further that mission in several key areas.https://t.co/0K2eTMUL8O pic.twitter.com/dzNTNE1IFz— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 27, 2020
We've joined together with the @cavs and @Indians— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 27, 2020
to solicit a call to action on community movements and initiatives
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