Save the Winter Sports Season-Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Save the Winter Sports Season-Anne Arundel County Public Schools

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Crystal Hicks started this petition to George Arlotto Anne Arundel County Board of Education and

This petition aims to salvage Winter sports for our High School student-athletes in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Currently, a few counties have been approved to begin participation in Winter sports athletics. Many of our kids are losing out on their last chance of participating in these healthy habits. Instead, they are bound to restrictions imposed upon them without a reasonable scientific method. Nationwide, many states have operated on the normal status and have not restricted athletics despite the pandemic. Incidence of the virus has been minimal, if not at all, in these states that have opened for Fall, Winter, and the foreseeable Spring season.

Currently, Carroll County has started Winter sports, and as of 1/6/20, wrestling has begun with practices and competition participation, while following the MPSSAA's return to play guidelines. Anne Arundel County Public Schools should follow-suit and allow our student-athletes to actively participate in the athletics that positively impact their character. Athletics provides resources and positive qualities that can not be found in other aspects of life. Without athletics this Winter season, our student-athletes will miss opportunities that can not be obtained in the future. Opportunities to form positive relationships, improve and develop character, build and promote self-esteem, create healthy exercise and nutrition habits, learn to be selfless individuals who navigate towards a common goal of an organization, and, more importantly, society.

Lastly, Our children need to be involved in sports, physically, not virtually, specifically, High School Winter sports to help shape a character that will lead our communities and has a lasting impact on our nation's future.

 

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