Let Albany Kids Play
The NYS Department of Health and Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that high risk winter sports (basketball and hockey) could resume February 1, 2021. Local health departments had to give the ok. The Albany County Health Commissioner ruled against resuming winter sports.
Last season was cut short and this season never happened. Athletes that are juniors and seniors will be left out of college recruiting. Student athletes from bordering states that are allowed to play will get scholarships in place of NY athletes. This decision negatively impacts the futures, both academically and economically, of NY high school athletes. Kids want to be with their friends and teammates. Kids have done everything they were asked to reduce the spread, bend the curve and keep hospital capacity available. It's time to move forward safely.
While we all understand there are risks with Covid-19, schools have proven they know how to manage those risks.
If you JUST WANT TO PLAY in Albany County, have your voice heard and sign this petition.