A Statement From NYS Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt

Robert G. Ortt

January 22, 2021

On NYS allowance of youth hockey, basketball, football, and more

“Today’s decision by New York State to allow the resumption of ‘high risk’ sports such a youth hockey, football, basketball, and more is welcome news for all of the participants of these sports, their coaches, and their families. As I said at a recent rally in Amherst, youth sports are about more than just competition. They represent a community, friendship and are a tool used to learn valuable life lessons. Although this season may be a bit different for many of the athletes involved in these sports, the fact they will be able to get back between the lines and safely join their teammates in friendly competition once again is outstanding.”