OFFICIALLY RESCHEDULED TO
AUGUST 7 -9, 2020
THE FASTEST SELL OUT IN SOFTBALL
The 11th-hour miracle that we were hoping for is not going to happen. The City of Sparks has informed us that the Nevada Emergency Manager has made it clear that sporting events cannot happen at this time. Dublin Dirty 2020 is officially canceled.
Outdoor recreational sports are being placed under Nevada’s regulations for mass gatherings. Softball, however, specifically adult recreational softball with no club affiliation, is not a mass gathering event. It is a non-spectator sport that requires no team training or practice. It is inherently a social distancing activity.
We are also not being given the same considerations as other businesses. We are a business and hold a City of Sparks business license. We presented a safety plan which adheres to state regulations. We deserve the same chance as every other business to adhere to those guidelines. Nevada’s new mitigation plan focuses on specific businesses that have shown, through contact tracing and statistics, that they are behind transmission growth. Based on the nature of the game, softball is inherently safer than many activities that are being allowed under current Nevada guidelines. There is no evidence playing softball puts you at a higher risk than going to the gym, going to a casino, going to get a tattoo, going to a water park, or going to eat at a restaurant.
We are aware that for the past two months, Elko, Winnemucca, Fernley, Yerington, Storey County, and even Clark County have run youth and adult baseball and softball tournaments. We also know most of those communities have approved upcoming tournaments as well. We have been told those tournaments were played against regulations and the State of Nevada and some counties are addressing it.
Teams who are registered for Dublin have two options: roll over to 2021 or get a refund. We are reaching out individually to the coach of each team. Please do not contact us if you are not a coach.
We have been fighting since March to make this tournament happen. Thank you for your patience and for hoping with us that we would get to play ball. We will continue to do what we can to bring softball back to the Reno/Sparks area. We hope to see you on the fields soon. Until then, go to a casino or a water park.
Unlike Any Tournament You’ll Ever Play In
Only The Irish Have This Much Fun