Approximately 3 years ago, I asked the school district to seriously consider discontinuing the Senior Games' usage of our public schools during school hours, but was told that it was a large source of revenue for the school district. When I addressed the possibility of harm from allowing perfect strangers to enter our schools and park their large vehicles in the parking lots, I was told, "They are seniors, they won't hurt anybody." Frustrated from that conversation, I also contacted the Huntsman Senior Games and was told that there was no background check performed on any participant prior to entering the schools and that it was, "No big deal." I dare any other citizen to walk into a public school during school hours, or park a motor home in the parking lot, and see how fast the law would react to the situation. I can assure you that it would cause an uproar and parents would be terrified.
I would ask that you would please address this serious issue. I am a mother of children that attend these schools and am greatly concerned for their safety, regardless of any amount of revenue that it generates. As a parent, I am required to sign my name at the front desk and obtain a visitor badge to read to my children's classrooms or I would risk arrest. However, if I were a senior in a volleyball tournament, or needed to park my motor home next to a school field without any threat of the law, I need only apply to the Huntsman Senior Games.