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Manchester Pop Warner Red Hawks Youth Football and Cheer

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Aug, 2020

Urgent update regarding our 2020 fall season

It is with sadness and regret that we have to share the following news:

The Manchester Pop Warner Red Hawks board has been continually communicating to best prepare for our 2020 fall season and to assess how the new information we are receiving every day affects these plans.  We regret to inform you that as of yesterday August 6th 2020, our board has voted to cancel the season.

This was not an easy decision; and it was made with the best interests of our league, it's staff, our families and most importantly; our young athletes in mind.  We opened and  launched our registrations in hopes that we could have our football and cheer season this fall.  We wanted this for our kids, and we are all heart-broken that they will now miss this year. We do more than just teach our kids to play football and cheer, we teach teamwork, commitment, sportsmanship respect and so many more fundamental life skills.

The reasons we came to this decision are countless.  We have deep concerns regarding the health of our players, cheerleaders and coaches because of COVID-19, concerns with insurance and liability, adequate field space, reliability of schedules, our inability to have spectators, and the ever changing state health guidelines.  There are too many variables and unknowns to allow us to confidently move forward.

We will reach out within a matter of days to outline our plans for returning any personal documents that have already been turned in, issuing registration fee refunds or credits toward our future programs; and if any families are able; any donations to help keep our programs running. 

The Manchester Pop Warner Red Hawks remain dedicated to the well-being of our young athletes and their families.  While we know this is very disappointing, we are hopeful that you understand why we came to this decision, and that you will join us as we look forward to planning for our winter programs, and an incredible and highly anticipated 2021 season.

Your League President and the Board of Directors