MIAA Officially Cancels 2020 Spring Sports
Thu, 04/30/2020 - 1:36pm Heraldgroton
In accordance with Governor Charles Baker’s announcement Tuesday, April 21, that Massachusetts schools will be closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) regretfully has canceled all spring sports and spring tournaments.
Today’s decision by the MIAA Board of Directors was difficult, disappointing, and one that was deferred for several weeks as Association staff, Association members from the Tournament Management Committee (TMC) and the Board worked aggressively to construct optional structures to save the opportunity for our MIAA 80,000 student-athletes to enjoy a spring season.
Despite this disheartening but unavoidable action, it is paramount to applaud our constituents, principals, athletic directors, coaches and student athletes for their positive pow er of example and cooperation during this unprecedented crisis. The “life lessons” inherent in the games we play will be our resiliency to provide mental and physical strength to focus on the discipline and teamwork to make a difference in the challenging chapters in the Game of Life.
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