Metro mom starts petition demanding some fans be allowed at high school games

Metro mom starts petition demanding some fans be allowed at high school games

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Metro Schools mom has started a petition calling for officials to allow some fans at high school games. Hillwood High School senior Jasmine Lively said she’s happy officials made the decision to not cancel fall sports. "I’m excited to finally be back and do cheer because I’ve been missing it a little bit, because that was like my second family was cheer, we always had such a close bond," Lively said. No spectators at sports is tough for Felicia and Ron Lively because it's their last year to watch their daughter cheer at high school football games. “That really just hurt us because we’ve attended all of her games, and we just can’t imagine not being able to attend, and we went to a game on Friday in Sumner County, and I was literally just in tears over the fact of not being able to go and support her school, her senior year, have senior night," Felicia Lively said. Dr. Adrienne Battle, the director of Metro Nashville Public Schools, issued a statement to parents this week that said: “We know our MNPS family and the entire Nashville community are eager to support our student-athletes at upcoming games and matches. Unfortunately, because of the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, spectators will not be allowed to attend sporting events. We want to do everything we can to give our student-athletes the best chance possible to participate fully in their athletic programs this fall. That’s why, over ...
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