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Students protest cancellation of sports

September 24, 2020

More than 100 students from various school districts gathered in front of the Lethbridge School District headquarters to protest the cancellation of sports. From mental health concerns to scholarship hopefuls, students say that they should be trusted to play safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We want to make it clear, even with us wearing masks here. The majority of us wearing masks just proves the point that we're serious about this, and sports impacts us more then they'll ever know," says protest organizer, Presley Heggie.

"It's a huge impact. I know myself, and a few other guys at LCI are just trying to play to get some scholarships, and I know a few other guys that aren't going to go to university after high school because the only reason they would be going is to get a scholarship," adds athlete, Ryan Evans.

"We love sports. We love extra curricular (activities). We support our choir program, we support our band program, we support our football team, we support our basketball team," says multi-sport athlete, Asher Bridge. "We want everyone to have the opportunity to do what they love, and right now they don't," adds Bridge.