Cavs in discussions with city of Cleveland to make Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse a polling place
The Cavs are currently in discussions with the city of Cleveland and Board of Elections about using Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse as a polling place for the November election, per Chris Fedor of cleveland.com.
The Cavs are optimistic Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse will become approved to be a polling location:
“This is not a partisan issue. We want to drive everyone to vote. We realize that we have an opportunity to leverage our brand strength across the Browns, Indians and Cavs with our personalities and facilities to encourage the community to vote,” said Kevin Clayton, Vice President Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement for the Cavs.
“But it’s not just the voting location, it’s leading up to it. We have voter education, registration and early voting. The County Board of Elections has done a great job of educating all three teams on what we need to do and how we can have impact. We think it’s our civic responsibility to take a lead in this area.”
The Cavs are also hoping to host National Voter Registration Day at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in September.
The Cleveland franchise is looking to join the Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings as NBA teams providing facilities for voting in the upcoming election.
The Cavs organization continues to find ways to use its massive platform to impact change in America. Owner Dan Gilbert and general manager Koby Altman should be commended.
While the Cavs wait to find out if their home arena will be used as a polling place, they’re also waiting to find out if there will be a second bubble for the so-called “Delete Eight.” There are rumors of some kind of offseason activities for these eight teams that didn’t make it to Orlando, but it’s unclear just what the setup will be for them. Altman has been pushing for this so his young team can get in work.