The Minneapolis Public Schools have adopted a mission statement for sportsmanship:
“The ideals of good sportsmanship, ethical behavior and integrity permeate our culture. The values of good citizenship and high behavioral standards apply equally to all activity disciplines. In perception and practice, good sportsmanship shall be defined as those qualities of behavior which are characterized by generosity and genuine concern for others. Good sportsmanship is viewed by the National Federation as a concrete measure of the understanding and commitment to fair play, ethical behavior and integrity.”
Our society has a history of discrimination in sports against females, racial minorities and the disabled. It is our responsibility to recognize and correct this in our small worlds, on our teams and in our neighborhoods. The Minneapolis Public Schools support and promote wholeistic inclusion in all of its athletics programs and competitions.