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Utah Jazz Fans + Westbrook + Human Rights

$15,715 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 731 people in 7 days
Jazz fans are not bigots.
Jazz fans are not racist.
Jazz fans are loyal to the Utah Jazz.

In light of recent events between Russell Westbrook & a few outlying Jazz fans, I am calling for the true, loyal, welcoming & kind Utah Jazz fans to show our true colors.

Let's raise $25,000 - the same amount Russell Westbrook was fined - and donate it to the Human Rights Campaign. 

It is time to change the narrative on citizens of Utah, fans of the Jazz and those that call Utah 'home'. We are not a bunch of redneck, racist, bigots. Most of us are dads, moms, friends, hard-workers, kind-hearted, do right by each other, help our fellow man, good neighbors and welcoming to all. 

I have been a Utah Jazz fan my entire life. My family has had season tickets on the 2nd row since I was 5 years old. I have been to 100+ Jazz games and had friendly banter with players from Charles Barkley to Russell Westbrook and every era in between. I have never personally experience racism or bigotry. I pride myself in being respectful to the players. I want the national media to see who we really are. #HumaneJazzFans #TakeNote
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I wanted to post an update to all of the people who have donated to the page and have gotten behind the campaign.

First and foremost, THANK YOU! Thank you for your support, donations and help spreading the word. Each of you have helped change the national narrative that the vast majority of Jazz fans and people from Utah are good people.

So far the campaign has raised over $15,000 which is awesome, but even more awesome is how much exposure locally and nationally the campaign has received. The story has been picked up nationally by Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report, Yahoo! Sports, People Magazine, ESPN, Reddit and more. Additionally, all local Utah media outlets have picked up the story with Fox13 and KSL both doing specials on the evening news. So again, thanks to everyone!

Mission accomplished, we have let the world know that those of us that call Utah home are good people.

In case you haven't seen them, here are some of the links to stories across the various media outlets.

Bleacher Report: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2825528-jazz-fans-create-gofundme-for-human-rights-after-russell-westbrook-incident

Sports Illustrated: https://www.si.com/nba/2019/03/13/jazz-fans-raise-25k-human-rights-campaign-russell-westrbook-heckler-incident

Yahoo! Sports: https://sports.yahoo.com/gofundme-campaign-started-change-narrative-on-utah-after-incident-between-russell-westbrook-jazz-fan-042744955.html

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/b0qg2t/jazz_fans_start_gofundme_for_25k_russell/

People Magazine: https://people.com/sports/jazz-fans-raise-money-after-russell-westbrook-taunted/

Ebony: https://www.ebony.com/news/utah-jazz-fan-creates-a-go-fund-me-in-support-of-russell-westbrook/

Fox 13: https://fox13now.com/2019/03/13/not-all-jazz-fans-are-like-that-utah-mans-gofundme-seeks-25k-for-human-rights-campaign/

KSL: https://www.ksl.com/article/46510529/jazz-fan-hoping-to-help-change-reputation-with-fundraising-campaign

SL Trib: https://www.sltrib.com/sports/2019/03/13/jazz-fans-start-gofundme/

KUTV: https://kutv.com/news/local/jazz-fan-starts-gofundme-to-raise-westbrooks-25k-fine-for-human-rights-campaign

Deseret News: https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900060511/utah-jazz-fan-starts-gofundme-to-let-jazz-fans-show-our-true-colors.html

UPI: https://www.upi.com/Sports_News/NBA/2019/03/13/Jazz-fan-looking-to-raise-money-for-charity-following-verbal-incident-in-game/3521552506357/
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$15,715 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 731 people in 7 days
Funds raised will benefit:
Human Rights Campaign Foundation
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