I started a petition over on 2p2 last night to get Jared "RelaxedPrecision" Huggins considered for the PokerStars Big Game. It already has close to 400 signatures and has attracted the attention of Daniel Negreanu, Justin "BoostedJ" Smith, Shaun Deeb, and a host of other poker luminaries. I urge you to read about this guy's incredible story and add your voice.
Link to Petition Thread
TEXT OF THE PETITION POST
To PokerStars Steve (and whomever else it may concern) -
We write this asking you to consider Jared "RelaxedPrecision" Huggins for the PokerStars Big Game. His is an incredible story of perseverance and triumph over adversity, chronicled in this 2+2 thread:
HU vs. drooler, lost my roll
A down-on-his-luck grinder, Jared initially posted because he'd busted his roll. And even though he was working three regular jobs to make ends meet, he was facing eviction from his apartment. A few cynical posters challenged him to make some embarrassing videos in exchange for a few dollars, a typical response from BBV. It was offered as a joke, but astonishingly he embraced the challenges with joy and personality and immediately we all fell in love with him.
Challenge #1: I Love Burning Bend
Challenge #2: Free Hugs on Venice Beach
Tearful Thank You to 2p2
One Year Sober Song
He had no other family so 2p2 essentially adopted him, and members have been offering him jobs and advice and encouragement to keep him off the street. He has struggled against a family history of abuse and neglect and medical conditions, but through it all has remained one of the most positive people we've ever had the good fortune to come across. And for every dollar donated to Jared, he's given it back to us tenfold in joy and laughter.
Please please please consider him for The Big Game! His is a story MADE for television, and it would be a truly life-changing opportunity for someone who deserves some happiness.
We the undersigned:
MESSAGE FROM JUSTIN "BOOSTEDJ" SMITH
I currently live in Los Angeles. I saw this thread trying to get you on the Big Game. I don't know how that will work out. What I can tell you is I am willing to do a few things for you, because it seems as though you have proven to be a hard-worker/go-getter trying to find a way type. I respect that. I don't know if you are personally still playing poker or what not, but it's okay even if you aren't. For the past few months, I have been in the process of starting a non-profit organization/charity for a few months to do work in the way of motivating young people(younger than yourself primarily as the target, such as middle and high school kids to develop hard worker skills, and fulfill their ambitions in life). I wasn't going to do anything till January or April, for a number of different reasons. However, I am willing to do a few things for you personally.
1. I am pretty confident I can help find you an assistant-type job. You seem to have a decent resume. It also seems you possess some good, professional-like organizational skills.
2. If you are still playing poker, you can come over to my house for a day and I can talk poker with you, let you sweat me in whatever games you want to learn more about, or just for enjoyment, etc.
3. I can give you access to my personal mind coach/advisor/motivator who has helped me get to where I want to be in life on all points. Maybe you will be interested, maybe you will not. I advise it, because of how much he has helped me with crucial decisions in my life. He is definitely a good resource and has a lot to offer with possibly helping you find some direction in your life. He will also probably motivate you to be as successful as possible. (No, this isn't Sam Chauhan, even though he is a nice guy and I've had some pleasant conversations with him, it's my own guy and one of my best friends for the past 4.5 years., nobody else uses him).
4. We will also probably end up doing something cool like eating at a nice restaurant or something to be determined, as a reward type for trying your hardest to get your life back on track. I have a lot of respect for people who work hard and don't take no for an answer.
So if anybody knows Jared, please tell him to contact me via PM here or facebook or twitter(BoostedJ).