Parents, athletes and coaches say they’ll take to the State Capitol next week to rally in support of keeping school and youth sports this fall and to call on Gov. Tom Wolf to rescind the recent recommendation to push back all sports to January 2021.
The rally is scheduled for 11 a.m. Aug. 20 on the Capitol steps. The event’s Facebook page shows more than 1,000 people had expressed interest in the event as of Monday afternoon.
Julie Wagner Burkart, a parent of two student-athletes in Easton, said that Wolf’s announcement last week felt like “another hurdle” for parents navigating back-to-school concerns.
“Sports, they matter in the lives of these children,” she said. “When it comes down to it, they miss their sports. They miss their friends, they miss their teammates, they miss the experience that it brings them, it’s not just about getting out and performing a physical activity, it’s also about comradery and leadership and socializing.”
Burkart said she organized…