Dear Parents and Participants of LAFA,
Considering Governor Wolf’s recommendation this past week regarding fall sports, as well other youth football program’s decisions on their programs and the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, the LAFA Board has voted and made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Flag, Tackle and Cheerleading season. The LAFA Board feels it is in the best interest and safety of the league’s participants not to hold a 2020 season. The Board reviewed and considered a variety of data points and input from various sources before making this decision. Guidance that was considered came from the CDC, the State of PA, the WCASD, the PIAA, various college conferences (PSAC) and other local youth leagues including CYO to name a few. We discussed numerous scenarios including a set of return to play guidelines for the upcoming season but ultimately we believe there was no clear way to protect our participants and volunteers fully against COVID-19 and the risk outweighed the benefits of having a season. The ultimate deciding factor was keeping our kids safe and allowing them the opportunity to return to play in 2021.
Due to this unfortunate outcome, we plan to offer three options to those families that have already registered. They are as following:
- A credit towards the 2021 registration.
- A full refund.
- Donation to LAFA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. You can donate all or a portion of the fees. Completely your choice.
Please email your desired option to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your child’s name(s) who was registered and your choice of options. If you are requesting a refund, please also provide us with your mailing address. We would ask that you respond by Monday August 17th and we will do our very best to issue reimbursements by late August/early September.
We understand this is a very difficult situation for all of us, especially the kids, and we hope we can all get back to some normalcy very soon and back to the game, we all love! Be safe and see you next fall!