Michigan House Republicans
Rep. Borton calls on governor to allow all winter high school sports
RELEASE|January 27, 2021
Contact: Ken Borton

State Rep. Ken Borton, of Gaylord, today called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to end her suspension of winter contact sports – a move that would allow student-athletes in schools across Michigan to stay fit.

Borton said sports conducted by the Michigan High School Athletic Association play a critical role in shaping the character and development of student-athletes – teaching them teamwork, sportsmanship and healthy lifestyle choices.

“Many kids play high school sports across the three different seasons. It helps them build confidence, discipline and relationships as they grow as young people,” Borton said. “But the governor has not taken that into account, or that the MHSAA feels they can conduct events in a safe fashion as they did recently for their state high school football championships. The governor’s approach is not the right one for our kids and families. We can take this virus seriously and engage in aspects of life sensibly.”

Winter sports were scheduled to start Monday, Feb. 1, before the governor’s recent order extended the ban on contact sports through Feb. 21.

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