. . . and in their communities.
Austin Briggs is a man on a mission. He is spearheading a campaign to convince Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James to stay in Cleveland.
James, who declined to sign a contract extension with the Cavs last year, becomes a free agent on July 1. Briggs, a 23-year-old junior entrepreneurship major at Kent State University, wants to send James a message: It is important for the region and the state that he remains with the Cavaliers. Briggs and partner Brittany Neal, a Kent State sophomore, founded Pleasedontleave23.com to rally support for their cause.
“I believe that LeBron James is a great role model, phenomenal athlete and catalyst to the economy of Northeast Ohio,” said Briggs, a native of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. “This campaign focuses on the fan's perspective. So far, we have heard the opinions of sports anchors, radio hosts, news reporters and analysts, but nobody has been listening to the fans. Our message is aimed directly at LeBron James.”
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