Trump and Jersey kids have this in common

Helena and Matthew, who also lives in Hoboken, were among 40 St. Francis kids, all members of the school’s sports teams, invited to share the spotlight with Walker, President Donald Trump, former New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera, and Olympian gold medal beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor.
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Ryan Hewitt Jersey In all, more than 250 children, parents and coaches participated,聽along with Ivanka Trump, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Surgeon General聽Jerome Adams,聽according to White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters.

You know that sports teach young people the value of patience, and perseverance, hard work, and determination. he said. You also know these experiences can’t be replicated on a cell phone or a game console; they really have to be learned and lived on the field of practice, with lots of sweat, lots of hard work, and lots of determination.聽

But fewer kids are playing team sports 37 percent in 2016 compared with 45 percent a decade earlier, the president said and Trump said he has asked the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition to work to get more young people back on the ball field, the tennis courts or the running track. Kerry Wynn Jersey

But state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, New Jersey’s top lawmaker, put the brakes on that. His regulation bill says any place that opens before the law takes effect will not receive a license from the state. So Monmouth Park had to hold off.
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Sweeney said Delaware opening first doesn’t make a differencebecause New Jersey never expected to see a giant windfall.

You’re gonna pass our bill on June 7, Sweeney told NJ Advance Media on Thursday. We’re the state that won the lawsuit. We’re the state that went the distance.

But former state Sen. Raymond Lesniak, the leading lawmaker fighting for sports betting, said he was disappointed.

I don’t know what to say, Lesniak, D-Union, said. I’ve been battling for 10 years for New Jersey to have sports betting. It’s somewhat disheartening for Delaware to slip in before us.

But in the long run, it certainly won’t hurt us, he said.

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