PRESS RELEASE: Sports Fans Coalition Names Ryan Rudominer Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Region

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5, 2015 – Today, Sports Fans Coalition Chairman David Goodfriend named co-founder Ryan Rudominer — a lifelong sports fan and veteran communications strategist in our nation’s capital—as Chairman of the Sports Fan Coalition’s Mid-Atlantic region. Rudominer comes to Sports Fans fresh off having helped sack the National Football League’s nonprofit tax-exempt status, a special exception in the tax code carved out by Congress in the 1960s. was launched on the eve of Super Bowl XLVIII by Rudominer and co-founder Lynda Woolard, a New Orleans Saints fan whose petition calling on Congress to “Revoke the Tax-Exempt Status of the NFL” collected nearly half a million signatures. “When Ryan helped to take down the NFL’s longstanding tax exempt status, he became a hero to American sports fans and proved he was the right guy to take a new leadership role with Sports Fans Coalition,” said David Goodfriend, Chairman of the Sports Fan Coalition. “For sports fans of the mid-Atlantic region and beyond, Ryan will be a great champion.” “Our victory in pressuring the NFL to give up its nonprofit tax-exempt status is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to ending taxpayer giveaways that benefit the most profitable sports leagues on the planet,” said Rudominer. “Together we kicked off a movement of nearly half a million sports fans from states and congressional districts across the country – one that cuts across party labels, socio-economic status, religion, gender, race, and ethnicity. Today I am truly honored to join Sports Fans Coalition in this exciting new capacity and look forward to achieving continued hard-earned victories on behalf of fellow sports fans everywhere.” A Wisconsin native and proud Green Bay Packers fan and shareholder, Rudominer lives and works in our nation’s capital where he is a principal at R2 Strategic Consulting, a strategic communications, advocacy and media relations firm. About Sports Fans Coalition: The nation’s largest sports fan advocacy group in the public policy arena, founded by Clinton and Bush White House staffers in 2009 and based in Washington, D.C., Sports Fans Coalition advocated for an end to the Federal Communications Commission’s “Sports Blackout Rule,” culminating in a unanimous Commission vote in 2014 to eliminate the rule and the NFL’s announcement in 2015 that it would suspend its own local blackout policy.

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