Jackson Mayor Says “Play Ball” Opens Sports Fields for Team Practices

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JACKSON, NJ – Jackson Township Mayor Michael Reina who was said he was shot down by the Governor over opening a drive-in movie theater in his parks today said the parks are now open for sports teams.  The mayor said teams will limit their practice time to just 10 players and coaches on the field at one time.  Parents will have to wait in their cars and if teams have large rosters, coaches will have to split the practices in order to be in compliance with Governor Phil Murphy’s executive orders limiting gatherings to 10 or fewer individuals.  Players will have to maintain social distancing while on the fields, Reina said.  The move is the first of its kind in the state of New Jersey.   Reina said he does not agree with Murphy’s Law, and said his hands are tied, but he does have the authority over his parks, as specified by the Governor’s executive orders.  The field usage is for practice only and no games are to be played.  “As soon as practicable,” Business Administrator Terrance Wall said.




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