HHSAA Cancels Spring Sports Season
(Fri) April 17, 2020
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Fri) April 17, 2020
HHSAA cancels spring sports season
– After consulting with state leaders, the Hawaii High School Athletic
Association and its member leagues have decided to cancel the remainder
of the 2020 spring interscholastic sports season due to the ongoing
COVID-19 public health threat.
HHSAA Executive Director Chris Chun issued the following statement:
decision to cancel the remainder of the spring season was extremely
difficult for all involved considering the impact it will have on our
students, parents, coaches and administrators throughout our state.
would like to commend our leadership team from our five leagues in
working together, thinking outside the box, in the face of an
unprecedented crisis. Collectively, we have always planned for many
different emergency scenarios from security threats to medical
emergencies to natural disasters. In this case, the HHSAA and its member
leagues used that same spirit and planning by expressing a willingness
to discuss and explore every scenario and option possible to save the
spring season. However, because the health and safety of our
student-athletes and communities are our top priorities, there is no
viable option to salvage the spring season. This decision was based upon
state and county mandates, closure of facilities, and best health
practices set forth by the Center of Disease Control and the Hawaii
State Department of Health. We will continue to build upon the progress
made in anticipation for the long-awaited return to sports.
our seniors, we thank you for the positive contributions you made on
your teams, schools and communities. While this worldwide event has
caused you to grow up faster than planned, you all have very bright
futures ahead. We hope the lessons learned while participating in
education-based athletics, along with the friendships and memories made,
will make a lasting impression.
HHSAA Executive Director
HHSAA member leagues include the Big Island Interscholastic Federation
(BIIF), Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH), Kauai Interscholastic
Federation (KIF), Maui Interscholastic League (MIL), and the Oahu
Interscholastic Association (OIA).