ABOUT THE GRAND FORKS INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT
MEDIA RELEASE – May 23, 2018
After much thoughtful consideration and discussion with stakeholders, the Grand Forks International Committee is saddened to make the difficult decision to Cancel this year’s Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament scheduled for June 26-July 2, 2018.
The impact of recent flooding has rendered business and accommodations damaged or destroyed, has depleted the necessary volunteer base required to operate the tournament, and has generally devastated the community to a point where it is impossible to move forward with this event for 2018. There is too much uncertainty in the coming few months to make commitments to travelling teams or to allow us to entertain holding any kind of successful event due to these logistical challenges facing us as a whole.
We are thankful to the City of Grand Forks and Provincial departments, the RCMP, the Canadian Armed Forces and especially all the volunteers of this great community that are working around the clock to help the City rebuild.
The City will rebound and be stronger than ever, and so will the GFI. The 37th tournament will return June 25-July 1, 2019 and we look forward to bringing you this wonderful event at that time.
Stay Strong Grand Forks!
Yours in Baseball,
Steve Boutang – Tournament Co-ordinator
For more information please contact Tournament Co-Ordinator Steve Boutang at email@example.com or 250-919-4754, or Janice Strukoff – Director, Grand Forks International Society 2001 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250.442.6648.
Phone: (250) 919 -4754
Grand Forks International
Box 2082, Grand Forks BC, V0H 1H0
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