TUSTIN (CBSLA) — A group of Olympic athletes along with Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner called on Gov. Gavin Newsom to allow youth sports competitions to resume.
Currently, California health officials only allow teams to conduct drills and training exercises. The teams are not yet permitted to play against each other competitively.
On Monday, sports professionals took to a podium at Tustin Sports Park for a chance to persuade local leaders they can resume games safely.
“This is heartbreaking to see our youth go through,” said Olympic gold medalist Jessica Hardy Meichtry.
Hardy Meichtry said she’s been taking her kids to swim practice and says she isn’t worried about the virus when protocols are followed.
“The fact that they are taking sich safe protocols to make sure everyone stays as safe as possible, I feel more than safe,” she said. “I feel safer than I’ve ever felt in my life.”
Wagner talked about the possible impact the lack of youth sports is…