Youth sports are not just about fun. Youth sports are important for mental, physical, emotional and social health of our kids. OPEN DANE COUNTY PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS Medical Advisory Board recently commented on the state of our kids’ mental health—it is in trouble. One member of our Medical Advisory Board commented that she has diagnosed more Type 2 diabetes in kids this year than in the previous ten years of her practice.

School district administrators from around Dane County recently huddled with the County
Executive to bemoan the mental health of kids in our County. This is crisis level. The answer is clear. Let them in school in-person for learning, and let them play sports safely.

Parents, coaches, students and advocates will rally on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Capitol Square in support of safe, smart and important sports.

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