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ALPENA, Mich. — Let Them Play has gone viral this month here in Michigan. Since Dec. 2020, Let Them Play is a group that has been fighting for kids to get back to playing sports, whether it’s high school and/or youth sports. It’s safe to say they’ve been getting a lot of support from athletes, parents, coaches, committees, athletic directors, etc.

They also have the Michigan Senate’s support. Thursday, the Michigan Senate agreed to urge Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to lift the suspension on high school and youth contact sports.

This Saturday, Let Them Play will be holding their second rally in Lansing from 12-2 p.m. More than 1,000 people are expected to be in attendance. Oscoda’s Drew Hess and his father Andy Hess will be heading to Lansing to join the fight in bringing back high school and youth contact sports.

“In the end it’s teaching these guys how to be leaders and to stand up for what is right,” said Andy Hess. The push is there and it’s a call to anybody that’s going to be a student athlete.”