The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) is declaring the week of May 1 to May 5, 2023 as Bus Driver Appreciation Week to thank and bring attention to the hard work and dedication of the professionals who transport nearly 112,000 MPSSAA student-athlete participants across the state of Maryland.
The MPSSAA is requesting all member school communities, including but not limited to athletic directors, coaches, student-athletes, school administration, and athletic programs, assist in recognizing all bus drivers by highlighting actions that would thank them for their dedication and involvement in interscholastic athletics.
Member schools have been provided with a list of activities they can use to show their appreciation as well as a pre-contest public address announcement to be read before all athletic contests. We also encourage everyone to participate in Bus Driver Appreciation Week online by using the hashtag #ThankYouBusDrivers and tagging @MPSSAA_Org on Twitter.
During the past three years, the MPSSAA community has been reminded of just how important interscholastic athletics are to our member schools, students and communities. These opportunities and lifelong memories would not be possible without the service of our bus drivers. Do your part and “Thank a Bus Driver!” We thank you in advance for your participation in this worthy endeavor.