THE ISSUE: Sports heat safety
OUR VIEW: Safe is the best approach
The body-draining heat of August has arrived along with grueling high school and youth football and soccer practices.
Not to mention marching to a beat on blistering pavement or getting one more sprint or mile in for cross country season.
Sports, band and heat are an August ritual. Often, the mix can be deadly as student-athletes from around the country try to survive tough practice sessions with high temperatures and suffocating humidity.