Giving Alberta High School Athletes extra year of eligibility due to COVID19.

Giving Alberta High School Athletes extra year of eligibility due to COVID19.

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Skouson and Jodi Harker started this petition to NIKE and

As Covid-19 struck in March 2020 there was 1000’s of Alberta High School athletes that had their high school athletic careers abruptly ended. Initially, it was thought to only end last years grade 12’s careers. Unfortunately this current school years grade 12 student athletes have had no high school sporting experience to speak of. In short, it’s been a year of shattered dreams.

No ‘Friday Night Lights’. No tournaments. No prep rallies. No home game in a packed house. No heated rivalries. No road trips. No team parties. No fun. No participation. Being eligible, with nothing to participate in. No Zones. No Provincials. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Except for the bean bag toss! I guess it’s a sport now? Who knew?

Now, imagine for a minute if this was your high school experience? The greatly anticipated ‘best year’ of your young life. Can you remember the fun you and your teammates had? Imagine the memories that would have never been made. The lifelong friendships and team bonding that you would have missed out on. The big wins and tough losses. The life lessons in dedication and perseverance and teamwork and togetherness. The striving and reaching personal and team goals. Now imagine you didn’t have ANY of these lessons or memories. Our Alberta grade 12 kids don’t have to imagine this, because it’s their heartbreaking reality. Their sports dreams will never see daylight. If they had College or University dreams, those are effectively gone too as the Alberta College Athletic Association, Canadian University Sports, and the National College Athletic Association HAVE ALL done the right thing and granted their student athletes an additional year of eligibility.

For Alberta grade 12 kids, they’ll never get these experiences and memories. Ever. Unless we do something to support them and show them they’re important. Their goals and dreams DO matter! Now is your chance. Parents, supporters, friends and especially Alberta Student Athletes, please sign and comment and share this petition to as many people as you can - across all of Alberta.

I think it’s time the Alberta School’s Athletic Association does the right thing for the kids as well. Don’t you? They can end this nightmare!

Again PLEASE sign and share this petition with as many people as possible. It will be presented to the Alberta School’s Athletic Association by April 1st, 2021.

Thank you,

Skouson Harker

Former Alberta high school student athlete 

 

 

 

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