INDIANAPOLIS — The Fever and Pacers are teaming up. No, not on the court but in a new effort to get out the vote this Election Day.
Indiana's WNBA and NBA teams will join 18 pro basketball and other professional sports franchises as part of the "Rally the Vote" initiative. It's a nonpartisan digital media campaign aimed at increasing voter turnout in the November election.
The goal, as explained Wednesday by the two Indiana teams, is to use the power of professional sports to increase voter registration and make sure voters make their voices heard at the ballot box.
“Each one of us has the responsibility to actively participate in our elections, and organizations like ours can play an important role in ensuring everyone has the information they need to get in the game,” said Rick Fuson, Pacers Sports and Entertainment president and COO. “Our players, our employees, and our leadership are energized like never before to increasing awareness and access this election and beyond, and we are proud to join other professional sports teams committed to the same cause.”
The teams will use their social media platforms, players, and personalities to provide important information about voter registration deadlines (October 5 in Indiana), early voting, and additional resources through which they can prepare for the election.