03/23/20

SUPERVISOR GASPAR’S YOUTH SPORTS SAFETY PROTOCOL INCLUDED IN “ACCELERATION PLAN”

SUPERVISOR KRISTIN GASPAR

San Diego County Board of Supervisors

Contacts: Itica Milanes 619-307-1793 itica.milanes@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

PRESS RELEASE

05-18-20


SUPERVISOR GASPAR’S YOUTH SPORTS SAFETY PROTOCOL INCLUDED IN “ACCELERATION PLAN”

Supervisor Kristin Gaspar has crafted a comprehensive protocol that would allow our children to return to practice fields and gyms as quickly and safely as possible. The initiative called “Game on San Diego” includes input from hundreds of youth sports leaders from around the county. The Supervisor, a mother of three and youth coach, said, “Our kids desperately need this outlet for the physical, emotional and character-building benefits that organized sports provide. It’s time to get our kids moving again.”

Former Padre and sports analyst for 97.3 FM Tony Gwynn Jr. said he fully supports the Supervisor’s plan. “As a baseball player, coach, and youth sports advocate, I believe it is important for the community that we take this time re-opening operations carefully. The Youth Sports Protocol has designed a plan to do so in a safe way that allows the community to start to integrate some normalcy back into the routine of youth sports. The first concern will always be the safety of those parents, guardians, youth participants, employees and volunteers. This outlines a way to slowly mind those safety protocols while also allowing youth sports to practice. “

Gaspar’s plan will be included in the proposed “acceleration plan” that will be presented at the May 19th Board of Supervisors meeting. If adopted, it would position San Diego County with the most comprehensive youth sports safety plan in all Southern California.