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Written by: Billy Splain on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
For the first time in it’s history, the Big 33 game has been cancelled. Below is a statement from PSFCA Executive Director Garry Cathell:
It is with great regret that the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association will be cancelling all our Major Events around the Memorial Day Weekend. These events include the Big 33 Football Classic, East West Game, PSFCA Combine, USA Football 1st Down Clinic, Military Murph Competition, and the Big 33 Fan Experience.
Due to the Corona Virus constraints placed upon each individual and the business’s that help make the event one of the best in the country, we cannot hold the event as we normally due. The importance to our participants, families, workers, and fans safety is top priority with the PSFCA when holding events.
The PSFCA will be contacting all the entities associated with the game and we are in the process of investigating ways that we can honor all the 2020 athletes. Each of them should be very proud to have been chosen and they are now part of the Big 33 and EW family.
We will begin looking forward to our planning for the 2021 Games. The events will be bigger and better then they have ever been. The Big 33 is such a storied event and the PSFCA will help continue its Rich Tradition.
Please all of you stay Healthy and Safe.
“We are obviously extremely disappointed. With logistics involved in planning such a large event we couldn’t wait much longer to make the call. Fortunately all of our sponsors and everyone involved were very understanding and we are happy to report that they all, for the most part, are returning next year to help make these events even bigger!” Cathell began the process of letting all the players know about the cancellations this morning via email. “This was one of the toughest calls we’ve had to make as a group. We had to think about the host families, the buddies and their families as well as the safety of our fans.”
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