I received the following email today and wanted to pass it along to everyone. Included in the email is a link to a petition: Petition Against Awarding Michael Vick the Ed Block Courage Award
The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of neglected children and ending the cycle of abuse. The purpose is to raise Awareness and Prevention of child abuse. That objective is coupled with the Foundation’s commitment to celebrating players of inspiration in the NFL.
In my wildest dreams, I cannot imagine Michael Vick as an inspiration — unless I misunderstand the definition of “inspiration.” If you feel something similar, please add your name to the petition and pass it along to your friends.
…I am the Outreach & Communications Coordinator at Change.org. One of our community members recently started a great petition targeting Sam Lamantia, the CEO of the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation, asking him to deny Michael Vick the Ed Block Courage Award. In just a few days, the petition has already garnered nearly 1,000 signatures:
Petition Against Awarding Michael Vick the Ed Block Courage Award
I saw your recent post on this topic, and I thought you might be interested in helping us spread the word by posting the petition along with your blog entry. Thank you for your help.
Yes, why should we reward bad behavior like that? its so ridiculous. I’m glad that some of those animals could be rehabilitated, but many could not.