It is with extreme disappointment and sadness that we inform you of our inability to host the Lake Tahoe Summit Classic in August. After an exhaustive effort of anticipating, planning, and turning over every possible stone, it is clear that the global, economic, and social impacts of this insidious virus are far bigger than we are.
Throughout the past 3.5 months we have worked all angles of our local and community relationships, to include venues, medical professionals, and both Truckee and North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus, and as of this date, without exception, the overwhelming and consistent message is that neither California nor Nevada/Placer Counties indicate any anticipation of sports competition or group events this summer. Effectively, time and likelihood has run out.
With every passing day, more information becomes available, and there is the possibility of an improved outcome between now and 8/1, but we feel is not fair or right to keep your plans or expectations on hold any longer. You are at the heart of the Lake Tahoe Summit Classic and we would never risk your well-being or experience.
Thank you so much to each of you for your continued support and engagement throughout this very uncertain time. You gave us the energy and motivation to keep fighting, and we sincerely wish the outcome were different for all of us.
In addition to our disappointment not to be together with all of you in August in beautiful Lake Tahoe, we cannot hide the significant impact this has on us as a small business. We will do everything in our power to pick up the pieces, sustain our organization, and redirect our attention to planning for Tahoe 2021.
In the meantime, please review our “LTSC 360 Program” (sent to team admins) and inform us of your decision as it relates to your 2020 funds. While there is an administrative fee associated with both credit and refund options, we have passed as little of the burden as possible to you, as we deal with this significant setback. The totality of the coronavirus’ impact on us, the lacrosse industry, and our economy as a whole remains unknown, but we have a deep desire to rebuild with the solidarity and support of our community. Additionally, we are in the process of building a new Autumn Summit Classic (ASC), November 14-15 at Cherry Island Soccer Complex (Rio Linda, CA) to partially cover the loss of Lake Tahoe. If you are interested in a fall event, we would love to host you, and will transfer 100% of your LTSC funds, with no administrative fee, to ASC.
Our planned 2021 Lake Tahoe Summit Classic dates are June 19-20, 2021.
We were excited as ever to deliver lacrosse to you in Tahoe this summer, and wish everyone continued health and safety as we navigate our way back to the game we all love.
Chris, Kevin, Tyler, Blake, Ashley & Eric