The Ontario government needs to prioritize the reopening of youth sports!

The Ontario government needs to prioritize the reopening of youth sports!

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Koby Baratz started this petition to Doug Ford

 Hi my name is Koby and i am in grade 5. I need your help! When the Covid-19 pandemic started, many youth sports were shut down, and kids all over Ontario had to stop doing their favourite thing, playing sports. Read more to learn why you should sign my petition on why youth sports are very important and why we should encourage the government to prioritize reopening youth sports in a safe manner.  

Here are some of the benefits of youth sports:

1) Mental health : 

- Getting into sports early is a key factor for building day to day characteristics like determination, competitiveness, teamwork and many more.
- Participating in sports is an easy way to build a social life - many of my friends I met through sports.
- Sports are an easy distraction from stressful situations like school assignments and exams.
- Some of the best memories I have made come from being on a sports team like going away on fun tournaments.

2) Physical health:

- Sports are a great and fun way for kids to exercise and be outside.
- There are a variety of sports, and there is a fun option for everyone.
- Sports can also keep you in shape, keep you strong, and make you more fit.

During the pandemic, many children have felt very isolated from their friends. Many children and teens have been suffering mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Youth have been spending way too much time on screens, and have not had enough opportunities for physical fitness. The sooner the government re-opens sports, the sooner youth can start feeling better mentally and physically.

We need to let the government know that youth sports are more than just a game and that they can re-open in a safe manner!

 

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