#Let Them Play! 2020 Pennsylvania High School Sports

#Let Them Play! 2020 Pennsylvania High School Sports

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Danielle Kowalkowski started this petition to GOVERNOR WOLF and

Dear Governor Wolf, Pennsylvania Senate & House, and U.S. Senators & Representatives of the State of Pennsylvania,
 
In a recent announcement (August 6th, 2020), Governor Wolf has recommended the shut down of all fall sports in our high schools across the state.  As I am sure you are aware, this creates the untenable situation of tens of thousands of Pennsylvania youths unable to pursue their chosen athletic endeavors indefinitely. There is no question that this situation will lead to numerous adverse effects to our children’s physical and mental health, attendance and performance in school, personal and professional growth and too many more negative consequences to mention. It will also create far reaching ripple effects that will be felt in Pennsylvania for many years. With the world in the state it is in currently, it is more imperative than ever to ensure our kids are able to be involved in these positive and constructive activities.
 
It was also reported that there will be exceptions made for college and pro sports teams to play. This not only acknowledges the fact that these activities can be engaged in safely, it creates an unacceptable disparity that needs to be rectified. Our kids need to be represented fairly in this decision and a plan to allow them to engage in their activities needs to be developed and adopted. There are thousands of concerned parents, teachers, coaches, athletes and other citizens ready to be a part of that solution. We need swift and decisive action on this immediately so our children can begin to engage in their fall sports programs without unnecessary delays.

Further, to limit these events by not allowing their parents to watch and support their children is a drastic and unnecessary measure.  You must simply enforce the same social distancing requirements that can be found in a typical big box store.  

What you are suggesting the children of Pennsylvania miss out on will affect them for the rest of their lives.  The people who have signed this petition urge you to re-think your position on these matters.  Thank you for your attention and timely action.

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