Virginia community stages ‘Let them Play’ rally at state capitol originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Parents, coaches and student athletes of northern Virginia high schools met in Richmond at the state capitol Monday as a part of the “Let them Play” campaign — an initiative designed to pressure state officials into hastening a high school sports return to play.
The Virginia branch of “Let them Play” consists of prominent community leaders such as Stone Bridge head coach Mickey Thompson, Dan Bruton of Briar Woods and Paul Troth of Champe. The leader of the rally, though, was Leesburg resident Holly Wiles. Wiles, the mother of Stone Bridge quarterback and Tulane commit Billy Wiles, believes it’s time student athletes leave the sidelines and return to the field.
“We firmly believe kids should be playing sports,” Wiles said. “We believe the benefits far outweigh the risks. It does not make sense to