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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Bernstine Urges PIAA to Reconsider;: Allow Fans in the Stands for Sporting Events

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.”

17 comments :

Anonymous said...

There are more important things then sports. Like the health and well being of the fans.

Anonymous said...

What school wants to have to police the stands for mask wearers (especially for indoor sports)? And there's always lots of yelling and cheering sending people's spit all over the place. Yuck!

I'm sure most schools will find a way to live stream/video the games so that parents (and scouts) can watch kids play.

Anonymous said...

Bernstine you sir are an idiot ! Not quite as bad as Causer but more than Gabler and Owlett.

Anonymous said...

Is He Crazy???? Totally agree @ 11:07 and to all the trump naysayers.....per Forbes article, Yes children are more likely to spread the virus to others. These people have their priorities totally screwed up!!!! 150,000 dead and counting. Please Grow Up!!!

Buddy Geitner said...

It is apparent to me that none of you responding have student-athletes of your own. You are probably millennials still living at home that never played Sports yourself. These athletes have been looking forward to playing on a varsity team since they've been 5 years old. Who are you to deny them reaching your dreams? The parents of these athletes also have lots of time, money, and patience and juggling their schedules to make sure there are athletes can attain these dreams. It's only right that the students get to perform and the parents get to witness their children live. The experience for the athletes would not be the same with a live stream. That's probably not something that you video game playing millennials can comprehend. If you can do the math figure out how small of a percentage of people actually have this virus. As of the moment there's only three in the whole County of Jefferson and two in the whole County of Elk that have the virus right now. All the other cases are over two weeks old and the people are healthy again. Quit being such liberal douchebags

Anonymous said...

Sports of anykind are NOTHING in the big scheme of things. Its just a GAME, it means nothing.

Anonymous said...

I would never say "sports are nothing". I realize how much participating in scholastic sports means to young people. But I do think we need to look at the long range and quit being so short-sighted. If we want to give student athletes the opportunity to play during a pandemic then we should probably take the necessary precautions to assure the events can actually take place safely. If that means the games happen without spectators, so be it. I realize it is unfortunate and is a tough situation for parents and fans who want to watch the events, but if we are truly thinking of the kids we might have to do it without spectators for the time being. Lives are at stake.

Anonymous said...

"Who are you to deny them reaching your dreams?" Wtf, What about their dreams ? Living your life through your kid much ? Btw way the infected people might not contagious but they are far, far from healthy...

Anonymous said...

Rename the people in the stands, and call them "protesters" and then it will be ok.

Buddy Geitner said...

If you're afraid to go out in public then stay home but don't try to make that decision for the rest of us. Not everybody is in the sheeple flock

Anonymous said...

Baaaa-aaa Baaa-aaaah Baaaah-aaaa....(from inside the rail cars) baaaaa

Anonymous said...

Nobody is afraid to go out in public as long as everyone wears a mask and stays out of each others face. Some people have problems following those simple rules and that's why this virus is hanging around. Thinking about having crowded sporting events is asinine.

Anonymous said...

We need to get those kids back into sports!! No matter what it takes!! We need to maintain that herd of potential college athletes, so that the colleges don’t risk losing that revenue stream!! We need to ensure that we can have those potential money makers on the field, competing with each other in pursuit of their ‘dreams’, because this ‘great economy’ has families so financially strapped that, for some, the only way that their kids will get an education is, in whole or in part, by performing well in sports! How else will they ever get to college, if they don’t use athletics to pay for the parts that they don’t also have to take out loans for?? This is very important!! There are multimillionaire school administrators and coaches in colleges across the country who rely on these ‘precious’ little money makers!! Stop being sheep and let’s get those folks paid!! Go Team!!!

Anonymous said...

I get a kick out of this same asshole @6:37 who just loves making the “rail cars” reference on here all the time. You’re a scumbag.

Anonymous said...

I’ve come to the conclusion that the people who use that stupid sheep metaphor are the biggest sheep of all. They can’t string together a salient debate to support their own position, because they’re just repeating what they’ve herd the rest of their flock saying(see what I did there?)....so when confronted, they just default to accusing the others of being sheep. They don’t have any facts or a clue about what they’re fighting for...but they’re safe and secure in their ignorance! Go Freedom!!

Anonymous said...

I do see both side's of this matter, but as a parent of children who played sports in High School they were thrilled to see the stands full of family and friends supporting them.
I do understand that this virus is causing a lot of people to panic and some have lost loved ones to this virus, I understand that also.
But please before you all go around bashing someone for wanting to enjoy the time they have to watch a child play sports, you have to think about these children as well. They will be wearing mask for up to 8 hours a day inside a classroom with other students, so what is so wrong with the parents wanting to spend time watching them play these sports?
Just my humble opinion,but I don't think the name calling is necessary...

Erma Sheep said...

Oh no! We just realized that the world wasn't fair.....follow the rules and get over it.