Profit in a pandemic? Maguire says NJSIAA pulled through the fall in the black

NJSIAA Executive Director Colleen Maguire. (NJSIAA website)

It would be quite the understatement to say many Garden State businesses continue to struggle ten months after the COVID-19 pandemic began taking a hold in New Jersey.

Though the NJSIAA had to cancel last Winter’s postseason events and the entire Spring season, it returned with a plan to play high school sports this fall, with the blessing of the Governor.

(It didn’t go quite that smoothly in Pennsylvania.)

But even without its big fall events – regional championship at Met Life Stadium, and whatever else would have come its way this football season – the NJSIAA turned a profit.

Executive Director Colleen Maguire – who has a financial background prior to joining the NJSIAA – briefed the Executive Committee Wednesday on the association’s financial footing, which is better than you might think. Maguire said the NJSIAA has made about $100,000 in profit so far this school year.

What’s the outlook for the rest of the year? Here’s Maguire’s full report from Wednesday’s call:

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