2021 Canada Cup softball cancelled

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 1:36 PDT, Wed May 12, 2021

Last Updated: 11:41 PDT, Wed June 9, 2021

Historically showcasing some of the best female athletes from across Canada and the world, the Canada Cup Women’s International Softball Championship has been cancelled this year.

Hosting upwards of 1,500 athletes over the course of two weeks at Softball City in Surrey, board directors expressed great disappointment at the decision to cancel due to COVID-19.

“The decision to cancel this year’s event is terribly disappointing but there are simply too many health-related concerns and logistical issues to allow the event to take place,” said board chair Greg Timm who added, “the health and safety of players, their families, our volunteer base and the fans needs to come first and foremost.”

“Restrictions on international and cross-border travel and 14-day quarantine period for visitors, and the suggestion by public health officials that no large-scale events will occur this summer are crucial factors in our decision-making,” added Timm. “We are especially disappointed for the young athletes who count on this event as a marquee showcase tournament that has led to hundreds of scholarships from academic institutions across North America.”

Timm says the focus is now on planning for a 2022 Canada Cup International Softball Championship that will be better than ever.

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