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State Basketball, All CHSAA Sports Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concern


Last updated 3/18/2020 at 11am

The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) announced last week that they were canceling all the remaining state basketball tournament games due to concerns about spreading the COVID-19 virus.

In a press release, CHSAA Assistant Commissioner Robert Borgmann said “throughout the process of communicating our plan regarding the state basketball tournaments in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have maintained that the tournaments would be played unless a state agency or a host venue made a decision affecting that status.”

The University of Denver announced Thursday they would not be able to host the 3A State Basketball games scheduled for Hamilton Gym. As a result, the CHSAA has chosen to cancel all games. The CHSAA will recognize individual participants from the CHSAA State Basketball Championships with a memento in the coming weeks to recognize their leadership and resolve during that week.

At press time, the CHSAA further announced a cancellation of all CHSAA Spring Sports through April 18.

“In light of Governor Jared Polis’ announcement Monday (March 16) afternoon where new restrictions were mandated to slow the advance of the COVID-19 virus narrowing the minimum standards for public gatherings, we are announcing that the Association will follow the guidelines that went into effect at 8:00 a.m. today and will remain in effect for 30 days,”

CHSAA Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green said. “This media and school advisory is to keep the membership apprised of the latest decisions from the CHSAA office.”

The CHSAA office will remain closed until March 30, with staff working remotely from home.

National and state decisions related to the COVID-19 virus are changing daily, even hourly, so new updates will be posted on and communicated via email to schools and media.

CHSAA Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green said, “We want to thank those who have supported us through the difficult decisions in these uncertain times.”


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