We regret to inform you that the remaining 6 Master Clubs Regionals competitions have been canceled. Both host churches in Ohio and Tennessee have decided not to host their scheduled Regionals citing the recommendations and mandates of government officials and also the possibility of outbreak by bringing so many guests from far away places on their properties. Please join our staff by respecting their decision to do so. In addition, churches who were originally registered to travel for April's Regionals have already begun contacting us to say they will not be attending. When speaking to your church, parents, and others concerning the cancellations, we ask that you relay the following information:
1. For any Regionals competition to take place, it must have a participation level that will make the event worthwhile for the schedule at large. With the concerns over the Coronavirus, many churches have decided not to travel this year.
2. For any Regionals competition to take place, it must have enough people travel to the site to help in the judging of categories. With the phone calls and contact our ministry has received we are already hearing testimony of adults/elderly who will not travel because of their concerns of catching Coronavirus.
3. For any Regionals competition to take place, it must have churches who are in a position to host. Two churches have already canceled, and as more governmental authorities in other states begin to make decisions (many of these decisions affecting school properties where a Regionals would be held), we believe that there will be other churches who will follow suit.