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hoopsdayton header graphicOther candidates spend their campaign money buying yard signs, mailings and ads.
I spend mine buying nets and installing them on courts all over Dayton.

It’s almost funny- yard signs cost $3 ea, nets only cost $2 when you buy them 100 at a time.
So next time a politician asks for your backing- maybe you need to ask them about our backboards?
I promise to not only put nets on rims when elected to the city commission (even if I have to do it myself) but to work to make sure our kids have goals worthy of shooting on- so they won’t be shooting each other.

It’s time to restore the pride to the city of Dayton. How can the incumbents look at you with a straight face and tell you they don’t have money to put up nets and take care of our parks, when they buy buildings with no public use for $450,000 (not one, but two!) and our Mayoral candidates can spend 1/3rd of a million dollars on their campaigns (it worked out to about $50 a vote). I’m only going to spend $10,000 on my campaign. It’s time to just say no to having the best candidates money can buy.

I think it’s time City Hall played ball. I think it’s time for leadership that does, instead of talks.

Please consider donating as little as one net, $2, to my campaign.

 


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Beaute Box sponsors 5 nets

There isn’t anyone in Dayton who can rock an Esrati for Congress shirt the way Lisa Scott can. That said, Lisa is the owner of Beaute Box at 116 W. Fifth Street Dayton OH 45402. She does nails, pedis, makeup, massage, makeovers, waxing etc. You can check out her website …

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Full court basketball returns to Princeton Recreation Center

Last night, full court basketball returned to Princeton Recreation Center. A brand new First Team FT172D rim was installed by me and my friend/client and supporter- Rob Degenhart, who brought his super-duper 20v drill along. Had we had his super-duper 20v cut off tool, we could have hung the second …

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Al’s Smokehouse and Cafe sponsors 2 nets

Al’s Smokehouse and Cafe on E. Third Street is the place to go for late night eats. On the weekends, they’ll be serving up ribs and the Shamburger until 5am. The website isn’t up yet- but it will be, www.alsmokehouse.com You can stop in at 130 E. Third St in …

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Yesterday I went back to Salem Heights park where the little kid who says “I love my new net” toward the end of the video- and he was there. I showed him the video- and gave him a copy of the poster with him in it. He ran home to …

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All Cuts Barber shop sponsors 6 nets

Across from the closed bowling alley on Klepinger is All Cuts Barber Shop. You can’t really see the shop from Siebenthaler, it’s tucked back behind the building that faces the Kroger fuel station. It’s a big shop- old school- with each chair with a sports team logo on it. When …

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3 Sids Barber Shop sponsors a net

Barbers can talk to anyone. And some of them are really fun to talk to – like Sid Booker of 3 Sids Barber Shop at 3550 Siebenthaler Ave. You might have to call the shop at 937-760=4159 to find it- tucked way back in the little office condo suites to …

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Mr. Martin’s Beauty and Barber sponsors a net

It was just after 9pm as I was walking door-to-door last week on Eichelberger Ave when I ran into Carl who was just coming home from work. We had a talk about Dayton, and his long career as a barber. He told me to stop up at the shop on …

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Blue’s Barber Service sponsors 5 nets

Just down the street from Westwood School is Blue’s Barber Service at 3500 Hoover Ave at the corner of Burleigh. I stopped in on the way out of the community block party, with my ears still ringing from the sounds of the Invincible Regulating Striders (watch the video) The shop …

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Square One Salon sponsors 100 nets

Brent Johnson and Josh Stucky are two of my favorite people. They were my neighbors in South Park for years, and they helped make South Park what it is today. When they opened their salon in the Cannery with their partner Doug, they called it “Square One” because that’s where …

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UDesigns sponsors 2 nets

UDesigns at 1139 Brown Street has been there forever, right next to the Sub House. I went in and gave my pitch and it was so good- I got to do it twice. Amy Keeney and Katinka Kinney both sponsored a net. Amy wants to elect someone that knows the …

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one80salon sponsors 15 nets

When you walk into a salon or barber shop and you know one of the customers, it’s usually a great start. Especially when that customer wants to donate to the cause. Tessa Hickey who was working on my friend said right away- she wanted to donate- and here we are. …

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Napoleon’s Barber Shop sponsors 5 nets

Mike Roman owns Napoleon’s Barber Shop at 4156 Germantown Pike, Dayton Oh 45417. You can call him at 937-263-3030 or just stop in. That’s what I did one day after having lunch at Napoleon’s Palace (Pork tenderloin sandwich is great) and Mike listened to my pitch and asked me to …

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Dr. Alonzo Patterson sponsors 13 nets

Sometimes I walk into a barber shop and give my pitch and get a thank you but no, thank you. Sometimes I get, come back another time, and sometimes when you come back, you end up talking to the people in the barber shop more than the barbers. That’s what …

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Boogie’s Green Machines sponsor 5 nets

I ride a scooter and was very sad when MotoScooto closed down on Wayne Ave. But now we have Boogie’s Green Machines  at 1120 Brown St Dayton Oh 45409, and they can hook you up with a scooter or an electric bicycle. Call them at 937-396-211 or check out their …

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Cloak and Dagger sponsors 15 nets

I was sitting at Fusian eating sushi with a friend on Wednesday night, talking about the campaign,  when the guy at the table next to me said “I’d like to sponsor some nets, come see me at Cloak and Dagger Tattoo.” It was the owner, Britton Asbury, and on Saturday …

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Rog’s Barber Shop sponsors 3 nets

There is a poster for the US Army in Rog’s Barber Shop- extolling the virtues of being Airborne, made this paratrooper feel special. It was also great that Reggie Shephard stepped up and sponsored 3 nets just before closing time. Rog’s is at 3974 Salem Ave, tucked away next to …

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Ayonda’s Oasis Beauty Salon sponsors 6 nets

There are some people you just feel warm and fuzzy about the minute you meet them- I got that in overdrive when entering Ayonda’s Oasis at 3840 Salem Ave in Dayton, 45406. Maybe that’s why she calls it her oasis. Call Ayonda at 937-279-9337 or check out her site: www.ayondasoasis.com …

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Top of the Line sponsors 4 nets

Top of the Line barber shop is at 2863 Salem Avenue in Dayton, or is it Harrison Township, but they support the hoops Dayton initiative, kicking in to keep 2 courts up. You can catch them at 937-580-0093 Good discussion going while I was in the shop. They opted for …

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Superfly Barber Shop sponsors 2 nets

Superfly Barber Shop is on North Main, just North of the empty lot where the Troutman Recording studios were. The shop was hopping when I came in on Saturday afternoon, which is great to see, after that building had sat mostly empty except for Wei’s Pizza (the former Dayton’s Original …

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Vintage Barber Shop sponsors 5 nets

Vintage Barber Shop at 110 W. Fifth St started out as one of the “Pop-up shops.” Now in it’s second year, the barbers are still cutting away and staying busy. Brendan O’Brien is the owner, and he wanted to sponsor some nets, even though he doesn’t live in Dayton. He …

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Beauty and Barbers Inc sponsors 5 nets

Beauty and Barbers Inc is at 2170 N. Gettysburg Ave Dayton Ohio 45406, and is owned by Linda B Cooley-Dyer. You can call them at 937.277.2357 Mark Young took the lead and sponsored 5 nets and picked the “something to shoot for” poster. Mark’s the guy to see if you …

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Simply Cuts sponsors 5 nets

Mark Caldwell gave me a hard time about talking about politics or religion in the barber shop- but when it came time to talk about taking care of kids and giving them nets on rims, he was all ears. Simply Cuts, at 2359 N. Gettysburg Ave Dayton Oh 45417 is …

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Cato’s Cut Masters sponsors 2 nets

Cato Mayberry owns Cato’s Cut Masters at 2233 N. Gettysburg Ave, Dayton Oh 45417. Phone number is 937-274-3486. Tramale Forbes is just starting his career as a barber- in the city. This is a job that’s being created without the city handing out tax breaks. Tramale invited the crew to …

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City Stars Barber Shop sponsors 3 nets

City Stars Barber Shop is owned by Greg Caine (I hope I spelled it right, Larry was guessing) and is at 1649 N. Gettysburg Ave Dayton OH 45417- phone is 937-263-1400 Larry is all about the kids- and taking care of our courts. Thanks to him and Charles Black who …

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Rough Ends sponsors 5 nets

Anthony Davis owns Rough Ends at 1058 N. Gettysburg Dayton OH 45417, you can call 268-6114 to make an appointment, or just stop in. Obviously, Anthony is a Cowboy’s fan, but, he’s even a bigger fan of giving kids in Dayton decent courts. He kicked in $10 which buys 5 …

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Elegant Attractions sponsors 5 nets

Davida’s email is “lovelydavida” and I’d have to agree. She owns Elegant Attractions salon at 618 N. Gettysburg Dayton Ohio 45417. You can reach the shop at 937-277-5000 She’s all about the bun- as I watched her put the finishing touches on one of the prettiest buns I’ve ever seen. …

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Platinum Cuts sponsors a net

Platinum Cuts is tucked away at 1011 Miami Chapel St in Dayton, in the heart of Edgemont. Jermaine Wilkerson will take care of your hair- just like he used to take care of Clayton Luckies- who he’s known since he was a kid. Give him a call at 223-2449 to …

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Rahn’s Artisan Breads sponsors 100 nets

If you’ve been to the Second Street Market, you’ve seen the lines for Rahn’s bread. He bakes for restaurants around town – including Olive, an Urban Dive and Submarine House- you can read more about his breads on his site: Rahnsartisanbreads.com. (Full disclosure- my company, The Next Wave hosts his …

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Downtown Dayton Optical sponsors 150 nets

Before Kevin Harrington opened Downtown Dayton Optical he worked for the city of Dayton in their print shop. He knows what really goes on in City Hall. He also has been a great supporter of this campaign. He has a great small optical shop at 112 E. Third Street Dayton …

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Xclusive Cuts sponsors 9 nets

The guys at Xclusive Cuts at 4321 N Main St , Dayton OH 45405 kicked in to sponsor 9 nets. Each has their own number- Derrick Hairston, 937-397-3846, Eric Daniel  937-718-5876 and Terry Austin at 937-718-9864 I was in the shop on Saturday, and while I was hanging new nets …

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Distinctive Designs sponsors 9 nets

Tawana Drakes owns Distinctive Designs, but up front, taking care of business are Jared Bass and Andre Burrows who chipped in to put up 9 nets. Distictive Designs is at 3138 North Main St, Dayton OH 45405 and the phone number is 937-260-4598 Thanks guys- and if you can’t tell, …

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Sweet Dot’s Cafe sponsors 3 nets

Tawana makes some awesome cookies and deserts. They also are open for breakfast lunch and dinner M-F 9-7, Saturday from 9-5 and starting Aug 4th 2013, every other Sunday for dinner at Dot’s. They’re at 1101 W. Third Street, Dayton OH 45402 in the Wright Dunbar Village. You can call …

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Fresh to Def Cutz sponsors 7 nets

Marvin cuts my hair, but Dee and Mark are always in the house at Fresh to Def Cutz at 1700 W. Third St. Dayton Oh 45402 They’ve always got the playstation going full tilt- playing NBA 2K. Just make sure if you sit down to play- that you have the …

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Da Coldest barber shop sponsors 4 nets

When I walked into Da Coldest barber shop  on West Third and told them that I was hanging basketball nets on courts in Dayton, Shaun Edwards and customers pitched in to sponsor 4 nets. When I walked in with my green net, one of the guys asked right away- “you’re …

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It’s “Parks and Rec”

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It’s time City Hall played ball

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