- East Hampton High School Board of Education and Athletic Department
- United States of America
On Thursday, August 24, 2017 the East Hampton School officials cancelled the football program due to low enrollment stating to the press that "the decision to pull the plug this week was made so that the players who were turning out for football practices could switch to other fall sports if they wished." There was no discussion with the parents and very little with the players in regards to this. Within less the 24 hours the program was completely shut down. A majority of the team have voiced that they do not want to play another fall sport, they want to play football. As of Friday evening the kids have recruited at least 5 more players. After speaking with a majority of the football parents, they have stated that they were in agreement that this was done prematurely with no communication with us. Please sign this petition, we need as many signatures as possible in the next few days to show that the community supports our kids and their efforts to bring football back to Bonac ONLY if we can get enough players, with experience, recruited by Monday evening. We support our coaches 110% along with all administration and our Board of Education. Safety always comes first. This is not an attack on anyone but a request for a reconsideration of decision by the Board of Education and Joe Vasile-Cozzo, the athletic director IF we can bring enough experienced players to the team by Monday evening. We are just trying to help our kids do what they love...safely. Please share on social media, whether near or far every signature counts.
We, the undersigned, call on the East Hampton High School Board of Education and Joe Vasile-Cozzo, the athletic director to consider reinstating the 2017 fall football season IF we can recruit enough experienced players by the evening on Monday, August 28th, to safely play the season.
The Bring Football Back to Bonac. petition to East Hampton High School Board of Education and Athletic Department was written by Cathy Lavelle and is in the category Football at GoPetition.