On Mar 26, Dr, Charles Breithaupt, Executive Director of the University Interscholastic League (UIL), released a video on the Texas UIL website as well on the UIL’s social media pages to share a message of appreciation.

In the video, Breithaupt starts by taking a moment to express his appreciation to everyone who has been affected by the COVID-19 virus and states that the state basketball tournament still remains in suspension.

“I know if you’re a parent, you’re worried about your students and their lack of opportunity to compete this spring; especially you parents who have seniors who are finishing their high school careers,” Breithaupt said. “I know and realize you are anxious for them to get back into competition and we as a staff are working diligently to make that happen.”

Breithaupt goes on to thank students for their continued dedication to education and preparation for competition once the current suspensions are lifted. He also acknowledged all the superintendents for their continued efforts to keep all activities alive.

“I thank them for providing these activities and thanking them is not enough for all the work that they (superintendents) do in the community with the faculty and staff and with the students to make sure they are receiving alternative education as well as meals in many occasions,” Breithaupt said. “ I want to thank those who support UIL, the officials of all of our activities, our judges and contact directors who do so much to make these competitions fair and fun for all involved.”

“I know you’re anxious, I’m anxious for you,” Breithaupt said. “Our staff is working around the clock to do all they can to make these activities alive again and as soon as schools can resume, we’ll continue the UIL competitions for the 2020 school year.”