SENATOR CAROZZA CALLS FOR STUDENT SPORTS SEASON TO START IN FALL
Senator Mary Beth Carozza today sent a letter to Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association Executive Director R. Andrew Warner requesting the resumption of the fall sports season for the student athletes of Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset.
“Student athletes, parents, and coaches personally have contacted me urging for the resumption of competitive sports for the fall 2020 semester,” Senator Carozza said in her letter. “The Maryland Sports Commission and Governor Larry Hogan have issued guidelines that allow for students to practice and play games while following all sanitary and social distancing protocols… As schools begin to reopen for in-person instruction after the first quarter, it only makes sense to allow for the resumption of competitive sports.”
“Now that Governor Hogan has announced that we’re in Stage 3 Recovery and most of the students will be back in their classrooms by November, there is no reason not to allow our student athletes to play competitive sports this fall,” said Carozza who also played high school field hockey and tennis. “We see other states like Delaware moving forward with fall sports, and our student athletes in Maryland should not be left behind.”
Carozza said, “I will continue to work on behalf of our student athletes, parents, and coaches for safe high school sports this fall.”