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Sports and Recreation

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Started 2 days ago

Petition to Mountain West Conference, Gary R. Herbert, NCAA, Brad Little, Jared Polis, Steve Sisolak, Mark Gordon

Push Mountain West Women's Soccer to the Spring!!

The Mountain West Women's Soccer Conference contains teams from 7 different states: California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. The Mountain West Women's Soccer Conference contains 12 schools: San Jose State, New Mexico, San Diego State, University of Las Vegas, University of Nevada Reno, Utah State, Wyoming State, Colorado State, Colorado College, Air Force, Boise State, and Fresno State. As of August 5th, 2020: California has had: 538,000 confirmed and 9,967 deaths Colorado has had: 49,633 confirmed and 1,857 deaths Idaho has had: 23,428 confirmed and 227 deaths Nevada has had: 53,705 confirmed and 901 deaths New Mexico has had: 21,773 confirmed and 669 deaths Utah has had: 42,986 confirmed, 332 deaths Wyoming has had: 2,958 confirmed, 27 deaths Mountain West released a statement that conference games return September 26th, but some counties still aren’t allowing return to play. The Mountain West Conference along with NCAA have yet to make a definite decision regarding our return to play. Although each state and county are in different phases of this pandemic it inevitably affects everyone’s upcoming season.  We, the women of the Mountain West Conference, are not asking for a cancelled season. We are asking for a Spring 2021 season. This depends not only on the unity between the conference’s student athletes and coaches, but also anyone else who feels uncomfortable sending athletes back to play with so many unknowns. Please sign this petition in support of Mountain West Women’s soccer players, coaches, trainers, families, friends, etc. Thank you!! REMINDER: DO NOT DONATE TO THIS SITE.

Natasha Harris
403 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Gavin Newsom, California Governor

Open Adult Slowpitch Softball in California

We’d like to safely open adult slow-pitch softball in California and are asking for your support. Many states have been playing slow-pitch softball during the pandemic with a very low rate transmission of COVID-19. We feel the games could be played safely and smartly, with plenty of social distancing and other precautions to ensure player safety. Precautions could include mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing in dugouts by all players, as well as catchers and umpires being masked-up during gameplay. Players would not be allowed to share bats or water jugs. Other common-sense protective safety measures could be added and/or adjusted as we go. We all love softball, and we think many people could use weekend softball tournaments as a way to get out of the house, relieve stress and get some exercise. We believe the benefits are plentiful and outweigh the risk as long as it’s done smartly. Recently, the Philadelphia Phillies played a three game series against the Florida Marlins. The Marlins unknowingly had 18 players infected with COVID-19, yet no Phillies player contracted the virus from the gameplay interactions. While we realize COVID-19 is very real and deserves our full attention, we believe that with certain mandatory precautions in place, slow-pitch softball can be played safely without spreading the virus. We’d greatly appreciate your support. Thank you!

Softball player
2,571 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to FHSAA , Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Ron DeSantis, Mayor Dale Holness, Mayor Dave Kerner, Florida High School Athletic Association, Archdiocese of Miami, Florida Council of Independent Schools, Miami Dade County Public Schools, Broward County Public Schools, Palm Beach County Public Schools, FHSAA Executive Director George Tomyn, Commissioner Richard Corcoran, FHSAA Board President-Elect Lauren Otero, FHSAA Board of Directors

We Want School Sports

The health and safety of our youth should be front and center as we navigate these unprecedented times. The physical and mental health of our youth depends on several factors and one of those is exercise. At the school level much of the exercise comes in the form of competitive play. We urge our public and elected officials along with the leadership at the schools to consider all options versus blanket decisions such as outright seasonal sport cancelations.  We understand this is a complex problem, however, it is upon all of us to find solutions to minimize the threat of Covid affecting the youth sports environment. Adults have the responsibility to limit the disruption to normal daily activities for our youth such as competitive athletics. This responsibility should include exploring and exhausting all creative and innovative safety procedures and equipment. The fact that some school districts may not have in-person learning shouldn't automatically cancel school sports. Allow parents, coaches and students to make the decision to participate in sport under safety guidelines. Let's also keep in mind that not all sports have the same level of risk, therefore, we encourage individual sport guidelines consideration. The National Federation of High School Sports has published a 16-page guide to help states with the reopening of each sport. We urge you not to simply follow the cancelation of entire seasons across all sports simply because some universities or other institutions have made similar decisions. Be different and avoid acting prematurely. Gather input and sentiment from the various stakeholders within the youth sport environment. Take into account that young athletes do not get a re-do in their young lives when it comes to athletics.  They cannot be given an extra year of eligibility as you might get at the collegiate level. The positive long and short term effects of sports on our young people is immeasurable. What we need now is healthier and more fit young people to boost immune systems and positively affect mental health. We have to keep their young minds and bodies healthfully busy. If they don't have sport to give their time to, they may likely utilize that time to get into trouble especially as parents continue to focus on their work. Furthermore, if schools do cancel the reaction will be student athletes with the financial means will pay for private club teams to further their athletic endeavors. This will ultimately leave those who cannot afford the private clubs to be left behind. Young people of all socio and economic backgrounds must not suffer any further due to our inability as adults to mitigate and minimize risks from Covid-19.  The pandemic is real but so is the quality of the current lives of our young people and their future. Please don't mistaken our position to move forward with school sports. We are not saying that competing in youth sports is more important than matters of disease and illness. That would be insensitive, ignorant and severely lacking empathy for what this virus has factually done thus far to our communities. However, we do have an equal responsibility to find safe solutions to optimize living life in a timely manner. We should not delay any further in truly exploring, planning and executing those solutions. #WeWantSchoolSports

School Sports
615 supporters