SAW group planning another protest … against the state’s high school sports governing body

Good Monday morning. Normally of course, we’re doing an Athlete of the Week in this segment, but with no fall sports to speak of, we bring you some news, and more from the Student Athletes of Washington, who clearly at this point are not going to take no for an answer.

Following their proposal for fall high school sports which was released late Saturday, the group of high school athletes from Washington, including Mount Si High School football player Cole Norah, has announced another protest. This time, the group is planning it in front of the head office of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, the state’s high school sports governing body. The protest is scheduled for noon this coming Sunday at the office, 435 Main Avenue South in Renton. It is scheduled to start at noon and run a couple of hours. For more information, go here to their page announcing this event.

The group has been very active as you know over the past couple of weeks, first rallying out in front of the state Capitol and running a petition campaign which generated over 35,000 signatures, then just this past Friday met with political and health leaders to get additional information and perspective on the issues surrounding the fight against COVID-19 which have resulted in a delay to start fall high school sports here in Washington.

The group had indicated on social media they were planning on more action against the WIAA, so this appears to be that. The association’s Executive Board, made up of athletic directors and other high school administrators from around the state, is scheduled to meet tomorrow, so if this comes up we’ll be sure to let you know.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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