The New Jersey Senate approved today a resolution honoring Steve Sabol, sponsored by Senators Diane Allen and Dawn Marie Addiego, both R-Burlington, and supported by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
“Steve Sabol is one of New Jersey’s most innovative entrepreneurs and his creativity has revolutionized both sports and documentary cinematography around the world,” Allen said. “He has made Mount Laurel the home of America’s favorite sport, having created a model business employing hundreds of people and boasting the world’s largest sports film library. He showed us the passion of the game — and made it our passion, too.”
“With ingenuity and grace, Steve Sabol has humanized America’s favorite sport bringing people inside the hearts and minds of their football heroes,” added Addiego. “Continuing Steve Sabol’s passion, NFL Films will continue to make Burlington County proud, as it chronicles the season of New Jersey’s Super Bowl.”
On Feb. 7, Senators Allen and Addiego introduced their resolution to make October 2 Steve Sabol Day in New Jersey, drawing support from NFL Commissioner Goodell. On March 11, this resolution, SJR71, was unanimously passed by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee. It awaits Assembly action.