RIIL Cancels Remainder of Winter Sports Season, Delays Spring Sports By One Week
Rhode Island Interscholastic League Press Release
WARWICK, R.I. (March 13, 2020) – As a result of today’s joint announcement by Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health advising Rhode Islanders to stay home and avoid all non-essential crowds and also moving up the previously-scheduled April break for K-12 schools to next week, the Rhode Island Interscholastic League regrettably has cancelled all remaining winter tournaments, including contests scheduled for today.
In addition, the start of spring sports, originally slated for Monday, March 16, will be delayed for one week. The RIIL will remain in communication with its member schools to determine a new start date.
The RIIL made every effort to keep the tournaments going and to give the student-athletes an opportunity to finish out their winter seasons. However, the league in conjunction with the Principals’ Committee on Athletics has determined that is not possible given the extenuating circumstances created by the COVID-19 health crisis.
The RIIL will keep its member schools updated on any further developments and continues to ask for everyone’s cooperation during this challenging time.