Red Sox To Make "It gets better" video…
Last week I posted about Sam Maden the 12-year-old Red Sox fan who petitioned the team to make an “it gets better” video. Maden was inspired by his late uncle. The Red Sox announced that they will in deed record a video for the campaign. This marks only the third professional sports team to join the campaign. Kind of sad when you think about it, every sports team should do one.
About 9,000 people, mostly Red Sox fans from New England, signed Maden’s petition, according to a news release from Change.org. Team executives announced over the weekend that the Sox would make a video. The news release quoted a statement from Susan Goodenow, the team’s senior vice president for public affairs and marketing:
“We are proud of dedicated Red Sox fans like 12-year-old Sam Maden who have taken the courageous step of publicly standing up against bullying of LGBT youth. The Red Sox have frequently done PSA videos, or public service announcement videos, on important social issues. We are currently producing an ‘It Gets Better’ video to support the It Gets Better campaign to stop bullying of LGBT youth and teen suicides. We hope that when it is released it will both reflect our continued commitment to be active participants in the community and help advance the efforts of Sam and others to stop bullying. Our team stands for respect and inclusion — there is no place for discrimination or acts of hatred in Red Sox Nation.” deets here