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    Summer Camp Tag, Wiffle Ball Will Come With a Warning, Thanks to New York Politicians

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    Published April 19, 2011 | FoxNews.com
    New regulations on classic children's games like tag, kickball and Wiffle Ball at New York day camps are an unnecessary attempt to "legislate fun," the president of the company behind the iconic backyard game told FoxNews.com.
    Dave Mullany, president of Wiffle Ball, Inc., based in Shelton, Conn., told FoxNews.com that he was shocked to hear that lawmakers in Albany recently identified the activity as "poses a significant risk of injury" along with other iconic childhood pastimes, like dodgeball.
    "It's crazy," Mullany said on Tuesday. "Amid all this talk of us becoming a nation of overweight kids, we really need to promote activity and kids having fun. Should these kids go to summer camp and sit quietly with their hands folded? It's a little disconcerting to see fun being legislated."
    The games are not banned at camps, but they come at a play-at-your-own-risk cost. Camps that want campers to play the games will be required to pay a $200 registration fee and have medical staff on hand. There are roughly 2,300 regulated summer camps in New York that are required to be under permit and be inspected twice a year by the state's Department of Health.
    Isn't this ridiculous? These legislators should frog-marched to a train and run out on a rail. The $200 fee is for revenue, that's all this is.....a money making operation for the state. NY residents need to grab these politicians and throw them out.
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    Re: Summer Camp Tag, Wiffle Ball Will Come With a Warning, Thanks to New York Politic

    New york's state legislature has been a joke for a very long time.
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    Re: Summer Camp Tag, Wiffle Ball Will Come With a Warning, Thanks to New York Politic

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    New york's state legislature has been a joke for a very long time.
    The sad part is that Albany passed the budget on time, the first in the last 10 years.
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    Re: Summer Camp Tag, Wiffle Ball Will Come With a Warning, Thanks to New York Politic

    The legislators should be tied to a chair and beaten by children with wiffle ball bats until they stop this nanny state BS.

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    Re: Summer Camp Tag, Wiffle Ball Will Come With a Warning, Thanks to New York Politic

    NY backs off rules on kickball, tag at day camps - Yahoo! News

    Looks like someone came to their senses.
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