PIAA delays start of official sports activities for two weeks, asks for more discussion

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As of now, the PIAA does plan to begin official fall sports activities on August 24

(WBRE/WYOU) – On Friday, the PIAA Board of Directors voted to delay the start of the fall season by two weeks as they seek to have additional discussions with the governor, state leaders, and legislature.

In a release from the PIAA, the board said voluntary workouts may continue. “Mandatory fall sports activities,” which was later explained to mean heat acclimation exercises, are paused for the two week period.

The PIAA Board of Directors will reconvene on August 21. Between now and then, the PIAA will continue to monitor changing conditions to potentially defer the start of all fall sports.

As of now, the PIAA does plan to begin official fall sports activities on August 24.

Full statement released by the PIAA Friday afternoon in response to Governor Tom Wolf’s “strong recommendation” that sports not resume until Jan. 1 2021.

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