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hoopsdayton header graphicOther candidates spend their campaign money buying yard signs, mailings and ads. I spent mine buying nets and installing them on courts all over Dayton in 2012.

I didn’t win. While I’ll still hang nets, this time, I’m counting on the kids who remember those green nets to help out with the campaign.

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 Mayor spent almost half a million dollars on her campaign (it was obscene). I’m only going to spend $25,000 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 to my campaign.

 


UDesigns sponsors 2 nets

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 difference between...

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one80salon sponsors 15 nets

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

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...

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Dr. Alonzo Patterson sponsors 13 nets

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 happened...

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Boogie’s Green Machines sponsor 5 nets

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 website...

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Cloak and Dagger sponsors 15 nets

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 he...

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Rog’s Barber Shop sponsors 3 nets

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...

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Ayonda’s Oasis Beauty Salon sponsors 6 nets

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:...

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Top of the Line sponsors 4 nets

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 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...

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