TAYLOR (WXYZ) — The 2020 Junior League Baseball World Series in Taylor has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced Thursday.
The event, which was going into its 40th consecutive year, was scheduled to happen in August. The series welcomes annually the best teams of 13- and 14-year-olds to play in Michigan.
“While we are disappointed not to be able to celebrate our 40th anniversary this year, the safety of players, coaches, fans and our hundreds of volunteers is of the utmost importance,” said JLWS founder and director Greg Bzura. “We look forward to the next tournament in 2021.”
Stephen D. Keener, president and CEO of Little League International, the parent organization, said there were a number of factors that led to the "heartbreaking decision."
“Delivering this news comes with a very heavy heart,” said Hugh E. Tanner, chairman of the Little League International Board of Directors. “We have never had to cancel our World Series tournaments, but right now, as our world comes together, we must do everything we can to help stem the spread of this deadly virus.”
For more information on the series cancellation, visit www.littleleague.org.
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