Lawmakers to Murphy: Let Them Play!

Lawmakers to Murphy: Let Them Play!

TRENTON, N.J. – A pair of Shore-area Assemblymen is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to step up to the plate and open Little League season for Jersey’s kids for the summer season.

“With appropriate safeguards in place, I see no reason why a well-run little league game couldn’t meet or surpass the guidelines set forth by scientists to hold the games and enjoy the experience,” said Assemblyman Rob Clifton (R-Monmouth). “Governor, it’s time to let them play!”

Little League® baseball and softball recognizes the concerns about coronavirus spread and has created a best practices protocol for a resumption of summer leagues based on state health guidance to protect players, coaches, umpires, and families.

As New Jersey slowly reopens most outdoor activities and sports, these leaders see a path to have the first pitch of our summer little leagues happen within weeks having spoken with organizers in their areas to determine the ability for a safe and responsible resumption of games.

“Little League is one of the best parts of a Jersey Shore summer,” said Assemblyman Ron Dancer (R-Ocean). “Kids look forward to it with their parents and families as those same parents did in years past. Holding outside events has been found to be safe – albeit with masks and distancing – and I believe this would also be the case with little league. No stadiums with fans, no group team travel, just family members bringing their children for an opportunity to play ball.”