The board of directors of the Amateur Sports Alliance of North America (ASANA) today announced that they have postponed the 2020 Softball World Series and Football Bowl scheduled for September in Virginia Beach.
“We are heartbroken to make this decision,” they said in a press release, “but our main concern is that our ASANA family stay healthy and safe.”‘
The board also took into account travel restrictions and the financial impact on individual members and teams as a result of COVID 19.
ASANA’s leadership has already confirmed that the 2021 World Series will be held September 21-26 in Virginia Beach. The original 2021 host city, Washington DC, the will host in 2022.
ASANA was created in 2007 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of amateur athletics for all persons regardless of gender, age, race, creed, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation with a special emphasis on the participation of women, trans men, trans women, non-binary and agendered people.
ASANA Softball currently has 25 member cities across the United States and hosts the annual ASANA Softball World Series that brings together over 70 teams for a 4-day championship tournament. The World Series has four divisions to provide varying competitive levels of play, with “B” being the most skilled and the “E” supporting the most recreational.