Let Ty Play
I wanted to make you aware of the unprecedented situation involving our son Ty Emberson (sophomore age 15) and the WIAA (Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association). The short version of the story is Ty was selected to play for the USA hockey team in the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Lillehammer Norway February 12 – 22, 2016. He is the first Wisconsin hockey player to be asked to participate in the winter Youth Olympic Games. We asked the WIAA for a policy waiver so Ty would be able to participate in the games and then return to Eau Claire Memorial High School to finish out playing with his team for the state tournament. This waiver was denied and we are asking for an emergency meeting of the WIAA Board of Control to rule on the matter. USA has to submit the final team roster to USOC and International Olympic Committee (IOC) by 1/5/16 so time is of the essence.
As I try remain hopeful for my own son in this matter I am equally passionate about making sure the WIAA changes their policy regarding Youth Olympic participants so your son, daughter, niece, or nephew isn’t the next one denied their opportunities.
We hope you will sign this online petition and get involved. Thanks and may the WIAA find their way to make this right for Ty and for all the athletes that come after him that share the same dream. To play for the USA AND their high school!