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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and guidance from the Milwaukee Health Department, Milwaukee Public Schools has made the decision to postpone all sports indefinitely.

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#StayReadyMPS Campaign

MPS Athletics is engaging student-athletes through online avenues, including educational/athletic/training webinars, grade-specific informational sessions, mental health resources, character development, and physical fitness strategies.

“The goal of these sessions, trainings, and webinars is to help student-athletes manage their frustration, fear, and anxiety during these uncertain times,” MPS Interscholastic Athletics & Academics Commissioner Bobbie Kelsey said. “We hope that by providing these resources to our student-athletes we can help lift their spirits and keep them involved, so when it does come time for sports to restart, they feel confident and ready to go.”

Each day on MPS Athletics' Facebook and Instagram pages, student-athletes can view photos, messages, and videos that address a variety topics. Additionally, each day of the week will have a theme: Motivational Mondays, Teaching Tuesdays, Wellness Wednesdays, Throwback Thursdays, and Fitness Fridays.

Positive and encouraging videos will be posted on the page throughout the week, allowing student-athletes to hear from community leaders and celebrities alike, including NFL tight end and Rufus King graduate Lance Kendricks, Golden State Warriors guard and Rufus King star Jordan Poole, and Mayor Tom Barrett, among others.

By offering this online content, the MPS Athletics team hopes to keep student-athletes excited and prepared for sports, even from home. For more information on this program, visit or follow the various social media channels above.

#StayReadyMPS Campaign (Link)

Author: Matthew Turner