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COVID-19 Update | April 24

By BSC Staff, 04/24/20, 10:30AM CDT

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BLAINE, MN | April 24th, 10:30AM

 

BSC Members,

 

We hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. Be sure to get outside and enjoy the nice weather! 

 

Last week, we updated everyone that the May 15th payment for competitive families would be canceled. Families who have paid for the full-year already will receive a refund equal to what would’ve been their final payment. Additional refunds, if any, will be made once we know the impact on the summer season, and will be based on a team by team basis. 

 

For those of you who opted to donate your final payment, we are incredibly grateful and appreciate your generosity. Every bit helps to put us in the best position to support our members and our players both in the short-term and long-term. 

 

In other news, we are excited to announce that we received approval for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loan, a segment of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and. Economic Security Act (CARES Act) aimed at helping small businesses keep staff employed. 

 

As mandated by the PPP Loan terms, a significant portion of the loan must be used on payroll expenses over the next 8 weeks. This means that we can hire back your child’s furloughed coach to restart and expand their online team training calls, and make return to play as smooth as possible -- all without passing the expenses on to you. We will be bringing coaches back on in the next few days. 

 

As of right now, both MYSA and TCSL are planning to kick off game play May 15th, with training starting May 4th. Both have assured us that this is a tentative date and will be updated based on the direction from state guidelines as well as other governing bodies, including the update from the Governor's office yesterday.

 

We are actively monitoring the situation and communicating with various groups to effectively model different return-to-play scenarios—all with the safety of kids and families as the most important factor. If there are any changes, we will let everyone know. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. 

 

Best,

 

BSC Board of Directors and Executive Director, Justin Flack