Zorn applauds Whitmer for listening, allowing sports to resume

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn on Thursday applauded Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Department of Health and Human Services for listening to the Michigan people and allowing sports to resume play.

“This is an example of the change that can happen when the people speak up for what is right,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “I was proud to lead the Senate effort to fight for our student athletes and join the voices of thousands of Michigan parents, coaches, athletes and supporters. As a direct result of our actions, the state has now reversed course, acknowledged that our student athletes can compete safely, and will let them play.”

Last week, the Senate approved Zorn’s resolution urging Whitmer and the DHHS to lift the suspension on high school and youth sports and allow play to resume immediately. Then on Saturday, thousands of people came to the state Capitol on a cold winter day for a Let Them Play rally, in which Zorn spoke about the benefits of high school sports.

“School sports foster valuable life skills, promote healthy living and help kids build lifelong friendships,” Zorn said. “I am glad that the state is giving back these rewarding experiences to our children while also ensuring they stay safe.”

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