Grant Sarver July 9, 2020

As the year goes on, it’s hard not to think about what else this pandemic might affect. The beloved American pastime of football may be next. Yesterday, the Ivy League announced the cancellation of all sports programs until January. Recreational activities are becoming increasingly limited if not nonexistent. However, some governments are still planning on offering recreational activities to their citizens and are actively contracting. 

Huntsville, Alabama, is seeking requests for proposals for four football officials for the 11-12 year olds league and two officials for the flag football league. The season starts August 31st and ends November 1st or later. At least three officials must be certified by the Alabama High School Athletic Association. Bids for this opportunity are due July 21.


The city of Lauderhill, Florida, is seeking a firm to operate and manage the city’s swim team. The program will take place at three pools across the city. The firm must also have at least three years of experience conducting this kind of work. The initial contract is for one year with 2 two year optional extensions. Bids are due by July 23.

Record new case numbers have not swayed some governments to shut down upcoming programs. There is still hope that the pandemic will subside sooner than experts think, and some even doubt its severity as they don’t wear masks. For some, a pandemic cannot stop the need for sport and recreation.

About the Author

Grant Sarver is from Suwanee, Georgia. He is currently an undergraduate pursuing Bachelor’s degrees in International Affairs and Sociology at the University of Georgia with an expected graduation in December 2020. He is most interested in human rights and social equality and plans to work for an entity that helps fulfill people’s human rights.