Senate Aces Proposal to Make Volleyball Official Sport of Massachusetts

By a unanimous decision, the Senate agreed to make volleyball the state's official recreational and team sport.

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Massachusetts is the birthplace of basketball. But did you know the state is responsible for the creation of another sport as well?

Volleyball was created in Holyoke, and thanks to a unanimous vote on Tuesday by the Massachusetts Senate, it's now the official recreational and team sport of Massachusetts.

Invented in Holyoke, volleyball was discovered in 1895, not far from Springfield, considered the birthplace of basketball, which is already the official sport of Massachusetts.

MyFoxBoston.com reported that State Sen. Donald Humason sponsored the legislation, arguing that volleyball is the second most played sport in the world behind soccer.

Humason's colleagues appear to agree with his argument. The Senate approved the bill to make volleyball the state's official official recreational and team sport by a margin of 39-0, MassLive.com reported.

That decision moved the bill in front of the House of Representatives where, if approved, it would be sent before Gov. Deval Patrick to potentially become a law.

“Massachusetts should be proud to be the birthplace of two great American sports, volleyball and basketball, which also enjoy popularity and are played all over the world," said Humason, according to MassLive.com.

Do you agree with the decision to make volleyball the official recreational and team sport of Massachusetts? Or do you think the state needs just one official sport? Let us know in the comments section below.
cardiclash July 14, 2014 at 02:20 PM
All I did was state my opinion and because you didn't like it you decided to put me down and tell me to get an education. I will not bow down to you or anyone else. I sure hope that is understood Myron.
Awake July 14, 2014 at 03:38 PM
Cardiclash - Speaking of free speech.... either you're in the closet about the issues in our great state of Massachusetts (get informed) or you're just a Giant turd sandwich. If you're not angry like the rest of the us plebeians then maybe you should move. God knows we need less people like you who are loyal to the "crown". I heard New York loves communist ball washers, it's their official sport. Noted: Won't bow down unless it's a politician. lol
Gretchen Robinson July 15, 2014 at 12:01 AM
I like volleyball, more people can play and enjoy it without harm and with good camaraderie!
Gordon July 17, 2014 at 08:18 AM
Incorvaia Barbara July 18, 2014 at 01:07 AM
What a great initiative here. I'll look around the site and see if I can offer any additional ideas. Thanks. http://www.yepionline.org


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