Equality for ALL our STATEWIDE Cheer and Dance teams to compete for a State Championship

Equality for ALL our STATEWIDE Cheer and Dance teams to compete for a State Championship

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Craig Mason started this petition to LHSAA Spirit Louisiana High school Athletic Association (LHSAA) and

The LHSAA should seriously reconsider the decision to cancel the LHSAA SPIRIT CHAMPIONSHIP. EVERY OTHER STATE ATHLETIC ORGANIZATION is still having their STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.

These cheerleaders and dancers are athletes too! They are required to pass the LHSAA Athletic physical, drug tested with the other athletes, and required to maintain a specific GPA to participate that is typically higher than athletes.

They have put in COUNTLESS HOURS to prepare to be a STATE CHAMPION!

They are an integral part of Game Day for many sports! Thankfully, they have been able to safely carry on those traditions and support their teams from the sideline, this year. While it’s been different, IT HAS BEEN DONE SAFELY!

WHY CAN’T WE CONDUCT THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS THE SAME WAY? These cheerleaders and dancers deserve the same opportunity given to every other football team, cross country team, volleyball team, swim team, basketball team, wrestling team, gymnastics team, baseball team, and every other sport that the LHSAA is planning a State Championship for this year.

These student athletes have followed the guidelines for COVID-19, and I am sure they will continue to follow these guidelines. If we can do it for other teams, and on the sidelines, there is NO REASON to deny them the opportunity to compete at the state level.

THIS COMPETITION CAN BE DONE SAFELY, EVEN IF ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED. THEY ARE WILLING TO WEAR MASKS (AND HAVE BEEN) WHILE PERFORMING. They are around each other for practice, games, and school. WHY IS A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP A PROBLEM?

IT COMES DOWN TO EFFORT AND EQUALITY!

PLEASE LET OUR KIDS COMPETE!

TREAT THEM THE SAME AS EVERY OTHER SPORT! If we're going to let them play, we need to let them all play. LET THE CHEERLEADERS and DANCERS COMPETE!!

PLEASE HELP US GET THIS DONE BY SIGNING THE PETITION TO THE LHSAA TO REINSTATE THE 2020 SPIRIT CHAMPIONSHIP.

THANK YOU for your fairness and support!

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