After much discussion and contemplation, the Duluth Chargers Board has decided with heavy hearts to cancel the 2020 Spring lacrosse season for all age levels. All players will receive a full refund of their registration and fundraising fees. Unfortunately, we do not collect the US Lacrosse fee, so we are unable to process refunds for that fee.
This decision was not made lightly. We held onto to the last sliver of hope that the kids could play lacrosse this spring. On April 16th, we were notified by UMD that no Chargers events, including ALL practices through June 30 and the Cooler by the Lake Tournament, could not be held on campus. With the announcement of distance learning for the the remainder of the school year and the further extension of the stay at home order, the MSHSL has already cancelled all spring high school level sports including the Wolfpack's season. The city is not allowing practices or games at their city parks/fields until at least July 1st. The Grand Rapids tournament and the Bait Bucket tournament in Bloomington, which all teams were slated to attend, were also cancelled as of this morning. With no field space, practice facilities, or tournaments, and the physical nature of the game of lacrosse in an age of social distancing, the spring season is no longer a viable option.
I would like to personally thank all of the board members for their hard work preparing for the season, as well as the players, parents, coaches and volunteers for their continued support of the program and patience with the board as we navigated these uncharted pandemic waters.
The Chargers will be back next season with a deeper appreciation for this AMAZING sport and a stronger program for the kids. Please continue to watch the Chargers website and Facebook page for late summer/early fall lacrosse opportunities. If there is a way to bring our Chargers family together for a little lacrosse, we will do whatever we can to make that happen.
President, Chargers Lacrosse
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