Are you serious about buying the Clippers? Why are you doing this?
Yes we are, and we're not the only ones. In the last 24 hours we've seen the support of friends such as Joe Citizen, Sean Work, KTLA reporter Kacey Montoya, the executive producers behind Boiling Pot, Fansrising, and more professionals soon to be listed. If we don't speak up about serious issues like racism, then we as a society are settling for less. Even a $1 donation helps to send a message about the power of the crowd, and as one, we really do have the power.
Has this ever been done before?
The Green Bay Packers are a publicly owned, non-for-profit major professional team. They’ve been fan-owned since the 1920s, and look at how many Super Bowls they’ve won!
Who will handle donations?
Crowdtilt is the official platform we're using for donations.
Where is my money going?
100% of donations will be directly used to buy the Clippers.
Why should I trust you with my
"donation"? How do I know you're credible people?
You can also contact Veronica directly at 949-2800-1574 or [email protected][email protected]
How would I "own" part of the
are legally owned by the community and not by any one, or group of select individuals. Click here to learn more about the non-profit ownership structure.
Where do the profits go?
The Clippers franchise
will run like a regular business, and after all bills are paid (such as the lease to the Staples Center, player salaries, coaching staff, licensing, etc...) what's remaining is profit. All profits and cash-flow beyond the need to run the organization will be donated to local children charities that fans will be able to vote on.
Note: This is simplifying things, but be rest assured we'll follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Click here to learn more about GAAP. Additionally all non-profits must legally disclose their financials to the public.
How much should I donate?
You can donate as little as you want and as much as
you want. It’s up to you.
How can I help with the cause if I don’t have money to donate?
If you don’t have money to donate then all we ask of you is to help us spread the word and send our link to everyone you know. Also, if you have professional services, such as PR and legal, and can donate your time, that would be a huge help!
I'm not a fan of the Clippers, or even basketball. Why should I care?
Because this issue is much larger than just the Clippers or LA or basketball. It's a human issue. It's about doing what's right and making a statement to the world that you will not put up with power structures you don't believe in.
You should know that after we raise the money, we'll have to convince Donald Sterling to sell, and if he agrees to sell to us, the NBA will have to approve the deal.
Let's Buy the Clippers Together!
guys – What a day it’s been! In less than 24 hours, we’ve managed to
raise roughly $37,000 towards our goal of buying the Clippers away from
owner Donald Sterling. Our sky-rocketing campaign has been covered by
Time magazine – where we were mentioned alongside Oprah, Magic Johnson
and Diddy as potential buyers! – and we’ve got some more stories in the
the biggest story of the day is how amazing you, our donors, are. You
rock! You’ve all stepped up to the occasion and demonstrated your
support with amazing speed. We now need your help to keep the momentum.
Email your friends! Tweet at celebrities! And just spread the word in every way you know how about our worthy cause.
We can make this happen!
More to come...
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