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Michigan Youth Athletes And The Difficulties Of Adjusting To Playing In A COVID-Restricted World

Tom Helmer
89.1 WEMU

For nearly three months, youth sports in Michigan came to a standstill due to COVID restrictions.  Now, athletes are once again competing, but parents, coaches, and players are realizing just how big a toll the pandemic has had and how it has changed almost everyone.  WEMU sports anchor Tom Helmer takes a closer look at the impact all of this has had on one area hockey team.


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— Tom Helmer is a sports anchor for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him studio@wemu.org

Tom Helmer is a two-time Emmy award winning broadcaster who is currently the play-by-play voice of Eastern Michigan University Football and Basketball. His play-by-play career includes stints behind the microphone calling Major League Baseball games on television for the Colorado Rockies and most recently the Boston Red Sox. He has also called Big 12 and Pac 12 football, Pac 12 Men’s and Women’s Basketball, High School football, Men’s and Women’s swimming and diving, College gymnastics, Marathons and High School Hockey.
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