This week Senator Bob Menendez (D NJ) and Representative Bill Pascrell (D NJ-9) introduced the Supporting Athletes, Families, and Educators to Protect the Lives of Athletic Youth Act (S. 3347). The SAFE PLAY Act will improve youth athlete safety by focusing on education and awareness of cardiac issues, concussions, and heat-related illnesses. It also directs the CDC and Department of Education to collaborate on new guidelines for emergency action plans for youth athletes.
"Parents are the biggest sports fans, especially when their kids are playing. The SAFE PLAY Act will assure parents that their children have access to trained and knowledgeable coaches and trainers, allowing parents to spend more time cheering and less time worrying. Sports Fans Coalition thanks Senator Menendez and Representative Pascrell for their leadership and advocacy for youth athletes," said Sports Fans Coalition Executive Director Brian Hess.
Sports Fans Coalition fully endorses this bill and looks forward to working with Senator Menendez and Representative Pascrell to make this bill law and protect America's youth athletes.
You can read Senator Menendez's full announcement of the bill by clicking here.
A summary of the bill is available here.
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