Well, as we suspected, Basketball Ontario has completely shut down the rest of this season and none of our teams will be playing anymore through April and early May.
In addition to cancelling the remainder of the season, we have decided that we will cancel our May Madness Three on Three Tournament (registration will be refunded) and our season ending banquet, which was to have been held on May 12th. At this point, we are not cancelling the spring and summer evening program as we wait for more time to pass. If we can, we may try to run a modified evening program, depending on when gyms become available.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteer coaches, assistant coaches, banquet planners, camp and house league leaders, and all those who volunteer their time to make this organization function. We would also like to thank all the parents and guardians for their support and all the driving they do. Finally, we wouldn't have an organization if it was not for the 120 wonderful young ladies who played competitively for us this year, and all those developing players who register for our house leagues and our camps. You are the best!!
We will be slowly working on refunds. Basketball Ontario has told us it may not be until August that we see refunds from them. We also have to figure out the specific refund for each team - all will get the banquet refund, all teams who were to have participated in the Ontario Cup will get a refund, some teams may have OBL refunds and some teams may have tournament refunds. Rest assured that we will send these refunds out to you as soon as we can.
This is an unprecedented situation for clubs like ours, but we know that we will be up and running again as soon as we can and will be raring to go in September with a new season. Please keep checking our web site for information on summer activities, fall house league registration and the tryouts for the 2020-2021 competitive season.
To all the valued members of our Sixer Family:
As you know, we are living through an unprecedented time in our country and world.
At this time, we know that our school locations for practices are closed for at least the next three weeks. Sanctioned tournaments to be held between now and Easter have been cancelled. The Ontario Cup events for our U11 and U12 teams have been cancelled. At this time, our other teams are not cancelling their seasons as we wait for further instructions from Basketball Ontario.
While we remain hopeful about future events, we fully support the measures being taken thus far and we will follow all directions from the local and National health authorities.
We will continue to monitor events as they unfold and will keep you informed. We are watching carefully to see if upcoming activities like May Madness or our Spring Evening Program will be affected.
Stay safe and healthy and hopefully, we will see everyone on the hardwood soon!
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