Aug. 10, 2020

WHAT: Reps. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) and Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) will host a press conference to unveil two pieces of legislation that will impact sports, extracurricular activities and educational opportunities for students during the upcoming 2020-21 school year.

Last week, the Wolf administration abruptly announced that they recommend that there be no high school sports until Jan. 1, 2021. As already acknowledged by the administration, this recommendation was issued without evidence, science or data to back it up.

With the 2020-21 school year rapidly approaching and guidance from the Wolf administration continuing to change, students, parents and communities need clear and transparent direction for how extracurricular activities will occur in the fall without worrying that the guidance will change at any minute.

Reese's legislation would allow Pennsylvania’s local school districts to make decisions regarding fall sports and activities.

Topper’s legislation will allow students and families to have the option to continue their education and extracurricular activities for an additional year to make up for the loss of instruction and competition during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.

WHO: Reese, Topper and members of the General Assembly.

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Ryan Office Building Lobby

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: Will be available, barring technical difficulties at and

Representative Mike Reese
59th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives