WICHITA – A Wichita sports league says it plans to begin awarding varsity athletic letters to disabled students.
Bryan Wilson, chairman of The Tri-County Sports League, said Wednesday sophomore, junior and seniors who play in the league will get the same varsity letters given to other students.
The issue drew attention recently when a woman said her son, who has Down syndrome, was told to remove a jacket with a varsity letter she had purchased.
District officials have said no one asked the East High School student not to wear the jacket.
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The Wichita Eagle reports five Wichita schools and others in the area participate in the Tri-County league. At least one high school awards varsity athletic letters to its Tri-County athletes, while others issue different letters, T-shirts or other items.