Hello Cardinal Nation!
Sandy Valley is committed to continuing our winter sports programs even though many schools in our area have canceled or postponed their winter sporting events. We believe that through our diliigent cleaning efforts and the efforts of our athletes, coaches, and families by wearing masks, washing hands frequently, and practicing social distancing, we will be able to continue with our Winter Sports seasons. Therefore, based on the OHSAA and Governor DeWine’s fan attendance recommendations, Sandy Valley will no longer use the voucher system we used in the fall.
Starting tomorrow, Saturday, November 28, 2020, and running until January 1st, we will now have a check-in list at each ticket table at Home Athletic Events. On the check-in list we will allow up to four (4) immediate household members per athlete and one entry for each coach to be listed for entry into Sandy Valley Athletic events. If there are siblings on a team, families will not be allotted any additional entries. We are requesting that people who attend games be parents or guardians including Moms, Dads, Step-Moms, Step-Dads and/or immediate household siblings–up to a total of four (4). Regretfully, we will not be able to allow those non-household members to attend Sandy Valley sporting events. Examples of non-household members include girlfriends, boyfriends, aunts, uncles, grandparents or family friends. If any of our families have extenuating circumstances, within their immediate household, please reach out to me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). To create the lists of immediate family members, we will use the information provided on the student-athletes school forms that have been turned in to Sandy Valley. Due to limited fan capacity Sandy Valley will make every attempt to live-stream all of our Middle School and High School home games or matches.
Next, the High School gym has been marked off for spectators to sit socially distanced from other spectators. Please do not sit on the caution tape, sit in the unmarked areas of the bleachers. Also please note that masks/facial coverings must be worn at all times.
Please be advised that when our various Sandy Valley teams travel to our non-league and league contests only two (2) spectators per athlete will be allowed to attend.
Lastly, as we move through these crazy times, it is very important to monitor the Sandy Valley Athletic Department website for the most up-to-date notifications and any additional changes the Governor or OHSAA may have beyond January 1st. You can also follow us on Twitter at SV_Cards.
Thank You Cardinal Nation–Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!