Jul. 31, 2020

HARRISBURG - Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Board of Directors after a recent decision would eliminate spectators from 2020 school sporting events. Bernstine issued the following statement:

“I am disappointed the PIAA failed to attempt to develop innovative and individualized plans to allow parents and families to safely watch and support their student-athletes at school sporting events this fall. This blanket decision by the board of directors will have negative impacts on our student athletes’ well-being and self-esteem that will carry on through academics and adulthood. School sports are a short-lived opportunity for our youth, and a proud time for thousands of Pennsylvania parents, families and local communities. Our student-athletes deserve to have their parents cheering them on in the stands and sidelines, and parents deserve the short chance to see their children compete and grow.”

The full text of the letter is available here.

Representative Aaron Bernstine
10th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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