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COVID-19 Update | April 16

By BSC Staff, 04/16/20, 6:45PM CDT

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BLAINE, MN | April 16th, 3:30PM

 

 

BSC Members,

 

Thank you for everyone’s continued patience during this time. We hope that everyone is staying healthy and well! We hope that players are enjoying the age group conference calls, SportsLab 360 assignments, and the weekly skills and individual training challenges! If you have feedback on how we can stay connected with your son or daughter, please let us know.

 

As we noted last week, thorough assessment of the short and long-term impacts of COVID-19, we are taking measures to ensure we are prepared for several scenarios related to the pandemic.

 

Our goal is to pass through what we can to families as we recognize that our on-field service has not occured as promised. Early on, we made the decision to delay the April 15th payment to May 15th. As more information about the pandemic has become clear, we’ve decided to cancel the final payment (scheduled for May 15th). Families who have paid for the full-year already will receive a refund equal to what would’ve been their final payment.

 

Only until the pandemic has subsided and we are able to return to play will we know what, if any, additional refunds will be issued, and will be assesses on a team-by-team basis.

 

In an effort of transparency, as is the case with most non-profit, our margins year-to-year are small. We rely on revenue from summer programs like recreational soccer, camps, and clinics to keep costs down for competitive families. Those programs have already been impacted and may continue to be impacted. Furthermore, we have not gotten confirmation yet that we will be receiving returns from tournaments, leagues, or facility rentals. And of the events already cancelled, in some cases, the refunds have only been partial or credit-based. We are working with vendors and partners to get information but, as is the case for everyone, there are still a lot of unknowns.

 

We recognize that these are tough times for everyone, and we want to support our members as much as we can. As such, if you would like to support us and your fellow BSC members, you may choose to donate your final payment. Please contact Deb Demma, our Director of Club Services at admin@blainesoccer.org to let us know so we can make those adjustments.

 

If you have any questions, please let us know. Hopeful to be back on the field soon! Enjoy the warming weather and take care.

 

Best,

 

Justin Flack, Executive Director and Board of Directors