Kyle, Piper, Ryan and Patrick debated at Duncaster Retirement Community on the issue of whether a professional athlete should stand during the playing of our National Anthem. The debate was incredibly well received by the audience who enthusiastically asked questions and made comments. One of the senior citizens made the comment that it was so refreshing to hear people respectfully engage with a very divisive issue. She said she feels like everyone is tiptoeing around each other afraid to hurt feelings but desperate to talk about important issues. They were very impressed by the level of the discourse and argumentation demonstrated by our debaters.
The debaters were eagerly invited back to do another debate soon. Thanks to these 4 debaters for taking the time to give back to the community! And, of course, to have ice-cream!!