The Florence Redwolves announced the 2020 Summer Season has been canceled, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a release from the Florence Redwolves:
Team President, Kevin Barth, said “we are truly heartbroken to have to cancel this summer’s season, but after considering a number of factors, we believe it is the safest and most prudent decision for our fans, our host families, our players and our staff.”Barth added, “even though we have worked very hard to be ready for the season, and to make sure we have taken every precaution to keep everyone safe, if one of our players, fans, staff or coaches were to contract the virus during our season, we would never be able to forgive ourselves.”
General Manager, Barbara Osborne, conveys the same message.“The health and safety of our fans, players, coaches, staff and sponsors is much more important to us than six weeks of summer baseball.We will be here next year and will be bigger and stronger than ever.”
The Florence Redwolves laments the cancellation of the 2020 season, not only by missing the game of baseball, but with their community involvement. Last season, the Redwolves were able to generate over $30,000 for local charities, including support for the Florence 7 families, who were devestated by the October 2018 shootings.
The Florence Redwolves are a member of the Coastal Plains League, comprised of 15 teams, which spans over four states.