Friday June 5th, 2020
Skyhawks Football COVID-19 Update
Dear athletes and parents.
For over 2 months now we have been navigating through this pandemic, optimistic that our season would move forward at some point this summer. After our meeting this past week with the OFC Executive and the other centres, it was decided to officially cancel the 2020 season.
Here is the official statement from the OFC:
In following with the province of Ontario and the Federal Health statements and guidelines, and most of all for the safety of our players, coaches, volunteers and parents, the OFC Varsity has decided to cancel our 2020 program at this time.
It has been a rather difficult decision which will no doubt effect each and everyone of us. However it is extremely important that we all abide by the necessary guidelines put forward by our local, regional, and provincial governments in battling this pandemic. We ask that you all remain safe and exercise safe distancing.
As you can well imagine as an organization we are heart-broken at this announcement and especially for our graduating seniors who were in their final year of play. Efforts will be made to keep football alive in our community, and we have not ruled out the possibility of putting together a short program later in the summer, camps and clinics and possibly a fall program if the opportunity were to arise.
Anyone who had registered and paid their tryout fee for the 2020 Skyhawks season will have 2 options: 1) receive a full refund or 2) Credit will be applied to your account for any future programs made available leading up to the 2021 season. Please contact me with your decision at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we don’t hear from you by the end of June a credit will be automatically issued to your account for future use. The club is asking for your patience as it processes all of the refunds.
With the uncertainty still in the air and not knowing what the remainder of 2020 looks like, I challenge all of us to remain steadfast, strong and resilient. The goals and dreams that we had set out for ourselves have not changed. Continue on that path of greatness, rise during these difficult days and don’t let this pandemic define who you are!
Together we will rise again!
Peter Gabriel –
President Skyhawks Football