HBCU World Series CANCELED Due to COVID Concerns from Norfolk State
Posted By: Kennedy Williams on May 27, 2021 |
Unfortunately, the HBCU World Series at the Hank Aaron Sports Academy in Jackson has been canceled.
Southern University and Norfolk State were originally scheduled to face off this weekend at Smith-Wills stadium but Norfolk pulled out citing COVID-19 concerns.
In a statement released today, BCSG 360, the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black college community and the organization that teamed up with the Black College Nine to create the HBCU World Series, said:
“Though we were eagerly anticipating hosting this historic event in Jackson, Norfolk State University opted not to participate based on the risk associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Ms. Webb, Athletic Director at Norfolk State University, expressed her appreciation in the invitation and under normal circumstances would welcome the opportunity to represent her conference in the event.
BCSG 360 respects and supports the decision of Ms. Webb and Norfolk State University.
We would like to thank the City of Jackson, Visit Jackson, Tim Bennett and the Hank Aaron Sports Academy, BlackCollegeNines.com, youth of Jackson, HBCU alumni and fans and so many other sponsors/strategic partners for their hard work and effort to make this event so appealing to HBCU baseball fans across the country.
BCSG 360 would like to congratulate Southern University and Norfolk State University for winning their conference championships and extend best wishes to them as they prepare to compete in the NCAA Regionals. The overwhelming interest for the HBCU World Series is confirmation that the HBCU World Series must happen.”
Though it is unfortunate that the event will not be happening this year, the organization insists that it will do everything in its power to make a 2022 HBCU World Series happen.
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