THE 2020 EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, BUT WE’LL BE BACK APRIL 9-10, 2021!!
As you may know, due to the pandemic, we rescheduled our April event to October in hopes of being able to put on a big, fun competition. After much prayer and discussion, we’ve unfortunately arrived at the decision that we must cancel the event for this year.
The thing that makes our event great is the crowd. We want our competitors to put on a great show for them, and a large portion of our income in the event comes from both ticket sales and auctions, as well as great vendors who interact with the audience. Due to crowd regulations both at the state level and at the venue we hold the event, we just would not be able to have much of a crowd. We’d be extremely limited on crowd size, and no bleachers would be allowed, and families would have to be spaced throughout the gym floor in a manor in which they just wouldn’t be able to interact much or enjoy the competition. We also had several of our teams have to drop out, leaving us with half the teams we normally have. In addition, Tia Toomey is unable to make the event due to changes in her schedule due to the pandemic.
As a result – and not knowing what exactly things will look like in terms of infection numbers locally what further limitations on gatherings may be in place – we made the difficult decision to cancel things for this year and reset the event for next spring. We think we can make some changes and work to put on an event in April 2021 that is bigger and better than any event we’ve done in the past. I’m excited about what we’re planning!
This is a difficult and disappointing decision, but we feel it is the best one we can make. Thanks again for your support and prayers! Regardless of the circumstances, Mission 2540 continues to step up to Feed, Clothe, and Love our neighbors in need because of the support of so many in our community.