It’s no surprise to anyone that the fall sports are in jeopardy due to COVID-19. The coronavirus pandemic has rocked the world and sports have fallen prey as well.
As we look forward to the return to some normalcy in our lives, those in other positions are looking to return sports safely, especially those in the world of collegiate sports. The safety of the student-athletes is of the utmost importance.
That being said, it’s still quite a blow to hear that summer camps have been cancelled by Stanford, as we all inch closer and closer every day to the possibility of fall sports being postponed.
The Stanford Athletics department sent out this memo:
We hope this message finds you and your family safe and healthy. As the projected course of the coronavirus and the efforts to detect and prevent its spread have come into greater focus, the university has determined that neither a regular nor a reduced camp structure could safely be conducted. As a result, Stanford University has made the decision to cancel all summer camps.
We thank you for your understanding and patience as we awaited a decision to be made about conducting day camps. It was our sincere wish to be able to provide you and your family with a safe, fun, and memorable summer.
In the coming days, we will begin to process your registration cancellation for a full refund. Please note that due to a high volume of refunds, there may be a delay in receiving your refund to your bank or credit statement once the refund is processed.
Thank you again for your continued patience and understanding during this time. We look forward to having the opportunity to serve you and your family in the future.
Safety first is always the way to go. Especially when we’re talking about our student-athletes. Still, here’s hoping these safety measures ultimately do their job and allow us to continue a safe and workable fall season.