Youth sporting events in a COVID-19 world

Posted at 7:18 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 20:18:40-04

WISCONSIN — Local sports fanatics are working hard to ensure that youth sports leagues return, in a safe way.

"We want to keep kids safe. And everybody wants to get back to sports. They want to watch sport. They want to play sport. But we have to do it safely. And there are ways to do it," said Katie Carpenter, Executive Director of America Scores.

That's the goal of the Milwaukee Youth Sports Alliance.

"I think a lot of it has to do with the comfort of the parents. But I think before that, they have to have the trust from the organization, that they're actually taking and putting the right measures forth," Bucks Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility Jack Snow says.

Keeping kids active with fewer activities and options this summer is a challenge.

"I work closely with Milwaukee Kickers soccer club and I also run America Scores Milwaukee. We're really trying to balance the tension, about how to get back to sport, we need sport. And how to do it safely," Carpenter says.

But this should provide options, with the biggest sports like the Bucks inspiring, the kids.

"Listen, we all want sports to come back, as soon as it can. You know, whenever the NBA officially announces that we are coming back officially. It is something that we have been waiting for, and I think a lot of youth sports organizations have well been waiting for, the big organizations to say hey we're coming back. And I think a lot of youth sports organizations will follow that lead as well. But to have Giannis, to have Bledsoe. And Khris, all out there running on the court again? I think will have the kids just as motivated, and ready to get out," Snow says.

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