Did anyone think the notice from CREATE makes it sound that they will be shutting down?
CREATE, as a small non-profit will do everything we can to refund all teams the maximum amount of their registration fee. We ask for your patience and understanding as we work through existing financial commitments; please understand that we already have a large non-recoverable sum spent in preparation of this event and remaining cash collected for this event is below what is possible for a 100% refund. It is impossible to make any promises given the difficult situation we find ourselves in at this time, but we will still endeavor to get as close to 100% refund as possible.
I want to thank all the teams that were registered this year and a special thanks to all those teams that come year after year. We are truly sorry it has come to this. I also want to send my deepest appreciation to all of the wonderful volunteers we have had through the years at the U.S. Open. This is indeed a sad end to a wonderful event and program.
However, I prefer to focus on all the good that has been accomplished these past 12 years. We wish each team the best of luck in the future. We wish for everyone to stay healthy.
Its a sad end to a wonderful event and program? What has been accomplished these past 12 years? This makes me think that losing money from the venue and issuing refund may break the organization, which I would be sad to hear. This is our 6th year as a team and we have been every year. One thing we are quite proud of is all of our girls have had a post season of some sort - which included a trip to Iowa to play on a large scale every year so far. I hope this is not the case, as although its a long drive from Michigan, we did meet some great people and play some top level teams that challenged the girls many times that our local season did not.
I wondered if anyone else read the email this way, and of course, I hope this is not the case.