|It is with deep regret that East-West Optimist and the Hollywood Dodgers (HD) Youth Organization have decided to cancel the HD Las Vegas Invitational this year. The Governor of Nevada announced the closing of all schools for the remainder of this school year with tentative plans to return on August 10th. That limits our ability to secure adequate gym space to host the tournament on August 1st & 2nd.
Furthermore, social distancing requirements in August might still prohibit large groups. That would impact the basketball games, lodging/casinos, eateries, and entertainment—all the things that teams look forward to when they travel to Las Vegas. We are also mindful of the emotional strain and financial hardship that COVID-19 is placing on so many families. It was a difficult but necessary decision to cancel.
For those teams that registered through TeamSnap and mailed in the entry fee, please email us at email@example.com to let us know if you would like your check returned by mail or shredded and disposed of. All checks remaining in our possession as of May 15th will be shredded.
Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of all tournament participants. Moving forward with it under current circumstances would be irresponsible and insensitive. We appreciate your patience and understanding and hope to see you in Las Vegas in 2021. In the meantime, please be safe and take care.
For comments and questions regarding the tournament, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.