Allow 19 year old Student to play Basketball
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I want to Petition the Michigan High School Athletics Association, or MHSAA

Allow 19 year old Student to play Basketball

    1. Adam Sayre
    2. Petition by

      Adam Sayre

      Detroit, MI

This is important because 19 year old Eric has Down's Syndrome. Due to this, he got a late start in high school at Ishpeming High School. Overcoming the odds, he is going to be a senior next year at the age of 19. The MHSAA says that he is too old to compete in high school athletics. According to his dad, Eric's development has been tied to his competing in basketball.

Eric does not compete when the game is close. He is simply there at the end of games in which his team is losing big or winning big. He has made some shots but the key has been just getting out there and on the court. All I ask is that people sign the petition to help this young man continue to follow his dream.

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    • Michael Niehaus ISHPEMING, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      It should not matter the age he is still in school and that should give him the right to part take in the school sports. age should not have anything to do with it

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    • Angela Laisch Cole OCOEE, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      If he is attending Ishpeming High School, he should be able to play for them too!

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    • Cynthias Knapp STAMFORD, CT
      • about 2 years ago

      Because he deserves to play - to heck with all of the rules. Be human and play it forward. It s the right thing to do.

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    • Amy Sexton ROCK HILL, SC
      • about 2 years ago

      Children that lag behind be it a handicap or a learning disability, should not be handeled the same way as a child who just refuses to do his//her work or does not attend school.

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    • Leigh Amoto MONTROSE, CO
      • about 2 years ago

      my son has down syndrome and I work with people who have developmental disabilites

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