Senator Corman Issues Statement on PIAA’s Decision to Delay Start of High School Athletic Season

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement on the PIAA’s announcement today that it will delay the start of high school athletics, following Governor Wolf’s recommendation that the fall season not take place.

“I am disappointed the PIAA felt compelled to delay the start of the season. The PIAA should continue with the implementation of its thoughtful and deliberate plan to proceed with youth sports. Our children’s mental and physical health are at stake.

Instead of working with the sports community, Governor Wolf dropped an off-handed comment during a press conference and then walked off stage leaving in his wake significant angst and confusion for children, parents, coaches and more. Time and time again, we have heard from our constituents about the important and essential role school activities and sports play in children’s health and well-being.

 We have seen throughout the summer and in other states that the possibility exists for the safe return of sports in order to help our children achieve a much-needed sense of normalcy in such difficult times. I continue to urge the PIAA to remain committed to their work toward a safe return to play.”

CONTACT: Jennifer Kocher – jkocher@pasen.gov