We have been in constant contact with the Vail Recreation Department and monitoring the Eagle County Health Department Guidelines for direction on this summer’s tournament. After meeting with them this week it has become clear that our event will not meet the county guidelines without a miraculous shift in the current health climate.
It is with great sadness that we have decided that the Shootout must be cancelled, as we know it, for 2020. The social distancing requirements in all phases of their current guidelines prohibit contact sports for the near future. The risks associated with travel, contact and teams gathering are too great.
We do have a hold on July 16-19, 2020 should there be some radical change in the current climate. This would see us hosting a smaller tournament with mostly local teams involved and is not a very likely scenario.
We have been hosting you and your families for 48 years and will miss rekindling old friendships, making new ones and enjoying lacrosse in the valley that has given us all so many great memories. We will be at a complete loss for what to do for the week around the 4th of July and the weeks we spend excitedly planning before it.
Rest assured, we have reserved our dates for next year and have held June 26-July 4 to celebrate the 49th anniversary of the Shootout. We look forward to seeing you in 2021. Teams that have placed deposits for the 2020 tournament have the option to refund their payments or have their payments applied to next year. Please send requests for refunds to Connie at email@example.com Include the mailing address, team name and who to address them to.
In the meantime, know that we will miss you. We hope that you are all safe and healthy.
Jim, David and Brian
Vail Lacrosse Shootout Tournament Directors
Michelle and Jeff Secor
Women’s Division Coordinators