CYO Cancels Basketball Season

The 2020-2021 CYO New York winter basketball season has been cancelled, according to a letter from director Seth Peloso on the CYO New York website.

The season, which usually starts in December, was planned to have a delayed start in January due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are writing to share that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the CYO winter basketball season,” Peloso said in the letter. “During the coming months we will continue to monitor and evaluate safe and responsible options in the hopes that basketball can resume for the Spring and/or Summer leagues. At this time, we are reserving any official position on Spring and Summer, but commit that we will keep you informed as decisions are made. We hope to have more details in January.

“We understand the important role CYO athletics plays for children and families, and we too are disappointed to have to share this news.”

CYO New York is in the middle of its 2020 fall cross country season, and Staten Island CYO is having a fall bowling season. CYO New York will continue its track, art, essay, photo and chess programs during the pandemic. The letter did not mention the status of the 2020-2021 CYO cheerleading season.

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