Sunday, October 18, 2015

Student athletes plan Brooklyn Bridge protest

“We’re talking about one of the most important aspects of a child’s development and we’re not giving it the support it deserves,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.Student athletes plan Brooklyn Bridge protest - NY Daily News

"On your mark, get set — protest!

Hundreds of student athletes — decked out in everything from football jerseys to fencing gear — will march across the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday to petition the city to grant more access to safe places to play and practice.

The march, led by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, will include coaches, parents and reps from dozens of teams and is expected to draw 500 participants.

It kicks off at 2:30 p.m. with a rally on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge.

“We’re talking about one of the most important aspects of a child’s development and we’re not giving it the support it deserves,” said Adams.

He’d like to see the Department of Education give sports teams and other programs more time on grounds during off hours."