Let willoughby-eastlake kids play winter sports.

Let willoughby-eastlake kids play winter sports.

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Avril Drew started this petition to Steve Thompson and

Willoughby-Eastlake student athletes this winter have already missed the first 2 months of their seasons. This has had a huge impact on the mental health of the students. 

According the the Centers for Disease Control, “Mental health related hospital emergencies have risen 31 percent among adolescents 12-17 due to covid shutdowns.”

It is devastating to see seniors miss out on their last seasons in highschool, and all the younger students missing out on experiences that they will remember their whole lives as well as possible earn college scholarships. With many local teams continue to play, others getting started now, and our fall teams having demonstrated this past season that sports can be played safely, we believe we can safely return to our extracurricular activities. 

Ohio Department of Health percentages by age group shows that the 0-19 age group dropped 6% for September 2020 to October 2020. 

The mental health of these students are deteriorating more and more everyday. Please consider signing this petition to let the student athletes return to practice and games sooner than the current 6-week period. This matters, WE matter. 

https://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2020/11/new_federal_data_confirms_pandemic_child_mental_health_emergency.html

https://www.cleveland.com/coronavirus/2020/11/ohios-coronavirus-cases-are-trending-older-with-group-including-working-adults-and-parents-accounting-for-larger-share-data-says.html

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