Last Saturday, high school athletes protested winter sports delays at the Capitol with their parents and coaches. High school sports have been delayed multiple times since August. This time, it was winter sports that were delayed until February 21st. Teams could practice, but only with non-contact activities.
The protest was effective as Governor Whitmer announced today that winter contact sports can resume, with some precautions, starting on Monday, Feb. 8.
The protest was organized by Jayme McElvany on Facebook with nearly 40,000 people following the page. The protest lasted nearly three hours and featured a number of speakers including high school athletes and former Detroit Red Wings player Darren McCarty.