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10th District Lawmakers Call on Governor to Allow Parents to Attend Children’s Sporting Events With Safety in Mind

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10th District Legislators, Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano are calling on Governor Murphy to ease restrictions and allow spectators to attend indoor children’s sporting events. The lawmakers believe that comprehensive safety protocols can be put in place to allow parents to watch their children participate in events such as ice hockey, basketball, swimming and wrestling.

10th District Legislators, Sen. Jim Holzapfel, Asm. Greg McGuckin, and Asm. John Catalano are calling on Gov. Murphy to ease restrictions and allow spectators to attend indoor children’s sporting events. (

“Sports are a large part of a child’s educational development and extracurricular experience and many of these students rely on the support from their parents and guardians during their competitions,” stated the legislators. “We are asking the Governor to allow spectators to attend children’s sporting events as long as safety measures can be in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

“We have heard from a number of parents who are missing out on their children’s final years of high school athletics because of the restrictions set in place by Governor Murphy. We believe this is a reasonable request that can have a positive, lasting impact on so many students who have endured the hardships of the pandemic restrictions.

“Let’s strike a balance between doing our part to keep the infection rate down while allowing parents to watch their children participate in indoor athletics,” added the lawmakers. “This is a common sense approach which will provide necessary support for many student athletes in New Jersey.”

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