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Governor Deal - Copy of Online Request For Help

February 14, 2011

Dear Governor Deal,

The State of Georgia may be closer to losing our NHL Franchise, the Thrashers, than most want to believe. The economic impact and blow to the state's civic pride will be significant. I urge you to (1) contact the Atlanta Spirit Group and ask them how you can help, and (2) call NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and ask him what the State of Georgia needs to do to protect a valuable economic asset. We have posted this request on a fan website to help save the Thrashers. You can find a copy of this dated request here:

Please read our open letter to Atlanta leaders for more information. The home page for the "Keep The Thrashers" campaign is:

Understanding time is of the essence, I am confident you will help the citizens of the great State of Georgia. I am happy to discuss the situation or help in any way.


Chris Ciovacco

We sent the above message at 7:20 p.m. EST on 02/14/2011 and received this response:

"Thank you for contacting us. Governor Deal has received your e-mail and appreciates hearing from you."

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