Fruitland gymnastics facility petitions to reopen indoor sports
FRUITLAND, Md. – A Fruitland gymnastics facility is joining a statewide petition to try and get indoors youth sports reopened in the state.
The owner of Beach Bounders says they thought they would’ve been included in Phase Two if reopening but they have yet to receive guidance or a timeline from the state.
The Fruitland gym says it’s made safety changes like setting up one way entrances and exits as well as a temperature check-in station and getting foggers to sanitize equipment. They’re hoping to get the attention of lawmakers and show them they can open their doors in a responsible manner.
“These kids have had a lot of things taken away from them. They were ripped out of school without any goodbyes. They didn’t have graduation ceremonies, end of the year parties,” says Terri Mueller, the owner of Beach Bounders. “This is one thing these kids can do safely to get back to normal, to try and help them mentally and physically stay healthy.”
The petition was started on Monday and it already has almost 15-hundred signatures. It’s advocating for the reopening of sports facilities on June 15th including gymnastics, martial arts, cheerleading and dance among others.