Hello Sharin’ O’ the Green 2020 registrants, vendors, sponsors, volunteers, and supporters. It is with heavy hearts that we announce our decision to cancel Sharin’ O’ the Green 2020.
As the response to the COVID 19 virus has been rapidly changing, we have been following various international, national, and local developments closely. We now know that most local university campuses are either closing or moving classes to online instruction, school districts are discussing similar plans, and many large events throughout the country are being canceled as a preventative measure in response to the rapid spread of the virus. Locally, we know that Colorado has been declared to be in a state of emergency by the Governor and that many organizations are canceling conferences, events, and minimizing social contact in other ways. This information has forced us to change our direction in regards to the race.
Though we regret that this decision is a reality, we are committed to doing our part to safeguard the health of our entire community. As an organization rooted in prevention philosophy, we make this decision in the interest of public health and thank you in advance for your understanding. As we have shared in much of our messaging, because of our commitment to serving the youth of our community and due to our status as a nonprofit organization, we are not able to issue refunds to event participants.
Now for the good news: dollars that have already been committed to the organization through this event WILL be used to further our important work of supporting community youth through high-quality mentoring services! Every dollar contributed to our organization matters to the youth we serve and we are grateful for the support we have received. In spite of the financial impact this decision will have on our financial plans for 2020, we remain dedicated to our youth and hope you appreciate being a part of supporting them. Please stay tuned for email communication in regards to how you may be able to celebrate Partners in the absence of Sharin’ O’ the Green in a safe, “non event” manner.
Again, thank you for your understanding and your support. Be well!