URGENT: MIDDLETOWN GET HS SPORTS BACK NOW FOR OUR CHILDREN
#2These kids need their sports, fresh air and their teams. For their mental health they are being crushed by these decisions
Karen Rosenbaum (Middletown, 2020-11-14)
#8My daughter is a senior and captain of field hockey team. The team wants a chance to defend state title
Teresa Lioudakis (Lincroft , 2020-11-14)
#9My daughter plays field hockey for MHSS. The team is four days away from state semi final. Per our governor virtual schooling does not prohibit extra curricular events. The team does not have a case nor have they been contact traced. LET THEM PLAY!
Julie Raymond (Lincroft, 2020-11-14)
#10I believe that this decision was too broad-sweeping and the sports programs that are not impacted by the recent outbreak should be allowed to continue especially since the entire district is virtual for the duration of the Fall season and in accordance to statements by our governor.
Karen Coyle (Middletown, 2020-11-14)
#11No reason the young man to not finish the season, safety is one thing - but we can NOT let a few positive case dictate the majorities future.
Gregory Meredith (Belford , 2020-11-14)
#17As a parent of a student athlete for MHSS girls soccer. We ask you to reconsider. There are no cases on the girls soccer team and no reach outs for exposure from the health department please reconsider.
Heather Doherty (Red Bank, 2020-11-14)
#20We need sports in our kids lives especially now!
Nadine Pirie (Red Bank, 2020-11-14)
#23These kids have played all season following all protocol, no positive tests and 5 days away fro states you pull the plug. I call BS!
Carol Salvadore (Middletown, 2020-11-14)
#24Let them PLAY!!!
Jason Najdzinowicz (Tinton Falls, 2020-11-14)
#28These kids have lost so much already due to this pandemic....LET THEM PLAY!!!!!
Georgia Osterman (Succasunna, 2020-11-14)
#30My four children and I all went through the Middletown school system and we all experienced tremendous opportunity , growth and lifelong friendships through school athletics All those who follow should be afforded this same opportunity as long as the safety of all is taken into consideration.
Karen Brey (Middletown, 2020-11-14)
#34I’m signing because this is not right! It’s our life not the governments.
Paul Sully (Navesink , 2020-11-14)
#35I believe the kids should be able to play sports! They need this. Let them play before we get shut down again; esp with no cases and other teams playing
Nadine Corcoran-Pereless (Locust, 2020-11-14)
#37The damage from the cancelled activities, isolation of the kids and the disheartened spirit all athletes, fans, band and cheer will have a longer lasting negative impact then the possibility of a disease that we now know is not an automatic death sentence.
Rosemary Seppe (Lincroft, 2020-11-14)
#40Because it’s stupid you decided now to end season
Nicholas Lowe (Howell, 2020-11-14)
#41Our children deserve to play. They adhered to guidelines. Guidelines are set for safety. Rules cannot be changed according to feelings or fear
Jennifer Brown (Middletown , 2020-11-14)
#49It's very important for kids to continue their school experiences and this includes sports.
James Fannin (Madison , 2020-11-14)
#50I don’t support closing schools or canceling sports at all! These kids who aren’t even affected by the corona virus won’t ever get this time back . Especially OUR Seniors
Bill Michalski (Middletown, 2020-11-14)
#57Dedicated athletes deserve better.
Michael Keenan (Lincroft, 2020-11-14)
#59I’m signing because my granddaughter is a senior on the Middletown South soccer team. It is a shame if these girls who have been working so hard after a shortened season not to finish what they started out to accomplish. I stand behind these girls and their parents.
Janet Frese (Massapequa , 2020-11-14)
#62I'm signing this because I'm heartbroken for the kids and their parents.. The whole of sports can't be shut down..
Kevin Prefer (Middletown, 2020-11-14)
#63The CDC just announced that teen mental health hospitalizations due to the pandemic are up 31%.....31%! For many, athletics are one thing that keep them mentally healthy.
Pamela Woodward (Middletown, 2020-11-14)
#64Let them play.
Sean Richter (Lincroft , 2020-11-14)
#67I'm a parent of a MHSS student athlete
William Doherty (Red Bank, 2020-11-14)
#69It’s crucial for children’s development to be in school learning.
Amanda Panick (Lincroft , 2020-11-14)
#70These young adults deserve to play. It is physically and mentally unhealthy for them to sit around and be locked up staring at screens for hours!
Jennifer Smith (Leonardo, 2020-11-14)
#72These kids need to maintain activities for their mental well being. They are suffering enough from being socially removed on a daily basis. They are spiraling into deep depression. COVID will be the least of the pandemics.
Dawn Gmoch (Atlantic Highlands, 2020-11-14)
#74All our boys deserve better their season was already cut short from the very beginning and now two hours before the game ?? The SENIORS especially deserve closure they need finish out their season. They have worked so hard to get where they are and to have it taken away just like that is miserable.
Marissa Capone (Middletown , 2020-11-14)
#77Grandfather of a student at Middletown
George Doherty (Red Bank, 2020-11-14)
#81My daughter plays varsity soccer for Middletown High School North. Please let them attend states!
Rosie Scholz (Belford, 2020-11-14)
#86Students who are doing the right thing should not be punished
cristian Corcione (Howell, 2020-11-14)
#89This is ridiculous! Kids are finishing up their outdoor seasons and have been fine this whole time.
Michele Ponik (Lincroft , 2020-11-14)
#92It is not fair to have fall sports, and football stadiums full of people, and cancel winter sports. If the schools follow important guidelines with no spectators there should be no reason to cancel. We must warn all the students that parties after sports or in homes is strictly prohibited, and if found to be happening, they will have consequences. Sports are a healthy outlet for these kids. Some of these kids had there spring and winter sport canceled. In my opinion we should be doing more sports in the schools since our is overcrowded and half the kids get cut. All kids who want to play a sport should be able to participate, at the very least have intramural sports. It is better for their overall health. It keeps them busy, healthy and happy.
Terri Vilardi (Middletown, 2020-11-14)
#94Let these kids have some sore of normalcy in these crazy times!!
Susan Haun (Middletown, 2020-11-14)
#103LET THEM PLAY!!!! THE ALTHETES WERE NOT CONNECTED TO THE CONTACT TRACING!!
Angela Cigolini (Atlantic Highlands, 2020-11-14)
#104Kids should have as normal of life as possible. If there are no positives; let them play. Kids need this for their scholarships etc.
Nicole Sisk (Laurel, 2020-11-14)
#107Even though fans can't be at the sporting events, let the sports seasons continue.
Kathryn Fitzsimmons (Middletown , 2020-11-14)
#108I feel like it’s another quick decision that hasn’t been vetted. Is it true that all sports are being shut down because of one team? We feel like there is a lack of transparency here.
Joe Coyle (Middletown, 2020-11-14)
#109Sports are being cancelled when none of the kids were even exposed. The wide sweeping of closures is unfair to these students who have worked hard and earned their spots for playoffs and regionals. Children are not evening have severe symptoms from the virus. Let them play!
Maria Breen (Middletown, 2020-11-14)
#122Let the kids play. They need some type of normalcy.
Kelly Walling (Red bank, 2020-11-14)
#130I would like to be able to finish out my senior year field hockey season.
madison Cigolini (middletown, 2020-11-14)
#132I am a senior on the Middletown South field hockey team. Please let us play through the last week of our final season. We are trying to defend a State Title, this means more to us than you know.
Bella Unrath (Middletown, 2020-11-14)
#134With proper attendance restrictions, mask and distance requirements the kids can safely complete
Rob Justus (Maineville , 2020-11-14)
#143I am a student athlete affected by this decision.
Grace Inacio (Belford, 2020-11-14)
#144No town should ever prohibit healthy kids from playing sports or attending school. The unilateral decision to prohibit scholastic activity may be doing even more irreparable harm than the virus itself. Allow the parents to decide whether or not their child participates. It seems to us they've done a pretty good job thus far.
Arleen and Dan Vecchio (Hasbrouck Heights, 2020-11-14)
#149Free the dawg
Mike Frazee (Middletown, 2020-11-14)
#157It is the right thing to do! 🇺🇸
Tara Fleming (Middletown, 2020-11-14)
#159Let freedom win
Michael Miller (New Egypt, 2020-11-14)
#162We need to get on with our lives & not let a government virus stop them from playing what they love to do...they’ve waited their whole life for this!! Let them play!!
Arlene Ciccone Hallard (Middletown , 2020-11-14)
#163If the school wants to pretend this is about keeping kids safe and go to virtual instruction they can lie to us about that when we know it’s about the teachers who don’t want to come to work. But if there are coaches willing to coach, and kids willing to participate, stay out of our way and let kids have their sports.
David Mann (Middletown, 2020-11-14)
#164Our children's rights are being taken away unjustly. The NJSIAA states that sports can continue if school is virtual. Enough with this BS and abuse of power, we will not back down!
Orit Mann (Middletown , 2020-11-14)
#165Our kids have missed out on so much this year and they deserve to finish their season!
Jennifer Provinil (Lincroft, 2020-11-14)
#166South high school athletes deserve to play!!
Alexis Walsh (Highlands, 2020-11-14)
#167I want the field hockey girls to play!! These seniors have worked so hard to get to this point. Don't take that away from them their last year out of fear. They deserve this and we are talking 3 more games only!!!!
Saeah Blozen (Red Bank, 2020-11-14)
#169The virus hasn’t spread through sports! Let them play!!!!
Maureen Donnelly Salesi (Middletown, 2020-11-14)
#174I am signing on behalf of the Middletown south field hockey team who is defending a state title. I hope you can reconsider your decision and understand the depth of its effects on the students in our community. Thank you.
Kayla Freibott (Lincroft , 2020-11-14)
#178The administration is out of control!
shannon miller (port monmouth, 2020-11-14)
#181Arbitrary and capricious decision. Don’t take this away from our hard working athletes.
Linda OKeefe (Redbank, 2020-11-14)
#184Kids learn so much from sports. Winning, losing, friendship, getting along with teammates you don’t care for, time management. The list is truly endless. But most importantly, these high school kids will not be able to get this time back. Let them finish the season
Karen Purcell (Middletown, 2020-11-14)
#189Both of my children have engaged in outdoor soccer since the beginning of June and have had no issues with Covid. Our children have had enough disruption in their lives. It’s imperative that children are allowed out and continue playing the sports he/she loves!
Msria Mcnamara (Middletown, 2020-11-14)
#192Kids should be playing!!! Let the kids and their parents decide what is best for their family!!
Donna Cuming (Middletown, 2020-11-14)