“The feedback has been really positive, many of the parents are looking for things to keep their kids active, engaged, involved,” Bellamy said. “After our camp this summer we had a lot of questions and people wanting activities for their kids, so we decided to expand it to all ages this year.”
Losing college football stings across America. While every aspect of society has been jarred by a worldwide pandemic that has claimed more than 160,000 American lives, the potential loss of college football feels like another collective punch to the national psyche. (Rick Bowmer/AP)
“The Under Armour All-America Game is always one of the highlights of my summer; I love watching the girls and boys compete alongside their future college teammates and rivals, alike,” said Inside Lacrosse Women’s Director Halley Griggs in a press release. “Having played in the first All-America Game back in 2006, I understand the disappointment these seniors must feel being unable to take the field in a setting that many of them have challenged themselves and set goals to play in for years. I’m incredibly sympathetic to these 88 seniors who had yet another event taken from them this year; but I’m thrilled that Under Armour and CSE moved forward in tasking us to pick these teams, allowing us to honor these outstanding student-athletes. Ultimately, this game often offers a glimpse into the incredible stars of tomorrow’s college game — and that certainly does not change with this cancelation. We can’t wait to watch these student-athletes, and all of their 2020 classmates, take the next level by storm. We can’t wait to tell their stories.”
“It’s been 37 years since I didn’t have a fall season,” said Jones, who ran cross country at Liberty and then returned to help the team while he was in college. “I still haven’t even wrapped my head around it. People ask, ’What are you doing with yourself?’ I’m like, ’You know, I don’t really know yet, because it just doesn’t feel like it started.’ I don’t know what to do with myself. It’s weird. And I don’t like it, I’ll tell you that right now.”
The “persistence of the virus and the potential for exposure among student-athletes, coaches, administrators, support staff, fans and local communities, coupled with the need to safely reopen campuses this fall, made it impossible to execute a return to competition at this time without undue risk,” the statement added.