Antonio Jimenez, Ruby Lee, Seattle discussed on All Things Considered


For their families future or contribute to their communities more at montecito dot bank slash wealth. All right. 3 49 KCRW. Thanks for joining us on this Monday afternoon, Coming up this hour on all things considered New York Street, where brand supreme has been acquired by V. F that is the parent company of vans, the north faced and timberland. More on whether the Supreme Band brand will retain its street cred as it expands coming up next hour. You're gonna hear from one of the co chairs of the National Academies Framework for Vaccine distribution about how the Corona virus vaccine can be distributed equally equitably and deaf Americans are debating which sign should represent Joe Biden, who until now has been signed. B I d E N. There's also some chatter, so to speak of Making a sign for Kamila Harris. You're gonna hear why that's a rarity for vice presidents. Right now, Look at your roads. Let's check out still more. The five South bound with 1 70 kind of crash in the left lane, you're backed up to Terra Bella Street. Bellflower 91 eastbound at Lakewood Boulevard. Gotta crash with the car that's going over the side, and that's got to slow from Avalon Boulevard case. There'll be traffic is brought to you by the gets been group. This is all things considered from NPR News. I'm Ari Shapiro and Mary Louise Kelly. Professional and college sports continue through the pandemic, though they have taken a toll. Many athletes and coaches have contracted the coronavirus games have been postponed. But still most sports press on what has been much harder for youth sports. Many kids have lost the chance to compete, or even to simply play with their schools and community program. Shut down. One study says the impact could be lasting. Here's NPR's Tom Goldman standing 6 FT. Three inches. High school junior Antonio Jimenez conduct a basketball on his driveway hoop. Sometimes a smooth left handed jump shot is the more reliable part of his game. 16 year old Jimenez from Portland, Oregon. Hopes it earns him some scholarship money. Anything helps. You know when it comes to college, His college is expensive, Really expensive. That's the main goal. It's a murky goal right now, as it is, for many aspiring high school athletes this season was key for him in is developing his skills, hopefully getting noticed by colleges with this season being uncertain. It's scary, you know? You might not get a chance to get that exposure because coated with no in person classes, no basketball practice and his sport considered high risk for virus transmission. He menace has had to scramble. Here's his dad, Antonio Garcia. There's been a lot of kind of like black ops stuff going on with the covert A lot of kids. They're assembling their practice in social distance in the best they can, but they're not really willing to sacrifice this time for the sake of the virus. Black off. Yeah, it's almost like black olives were hiding, You know, kind of underground who trained, you know everybody's kind of Doing what they can Jimenez has trained with a few others at public parks or in coaches back yards, but cold, rainy weather is coming. And with his high school team on hold him, Menace has to figure out how to keep up and his dad, a machinist has to calculate getting his oldest child into an indoor training facility at 2 to $300 a month. That's a car payment. You know what I mean? So that's something that you don't take lightly. But in this situation with his senior year on the horizon, we gotta look at making some investments, You know, in order to keep the dream alive three hours north in Seattle sports for high school sophomore Ruby Lee are less means to an end and more a way of life. I started dancing when I was two at around 10, she picked up Ultimate Frisbee. It's popular in Seattle south end where she plays on a high school team. But now, with no organized play, 15 year old Lee feels the void all around. There's less of a community less of a like sense of team. That's been make the biggest loss for me. At least her bell, a jazz and modern dance have been confined to zoom classes, and Lee says it's been too much considering her school classes or online as well. As a result, her motivation flagged It can be pretty easy to just like, forget about moving and stuff. She says, Post pandemic, She'll dance and play high school Frisbee again. Not as much, but at least she'll resume. Others won't a months long national survey of Youth sports during the pandemic.

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