World Pride Basketball Championship Participants:
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the postponement of the inaugural World Pride Basketball Championships (WPBC) scheduled for May 24-29, 2020. The WPBC is now planned to take place alongside the National Gay Basketball Associations 30th anniversary Coady Roundball Classic with events starting October 2-4, 2020.
This decision is in response to the declaration of national emergency by The United States Government that includes the implementation of travel bans from areas outside the country, including Europe. The bans will be in place for up to 8 weeks. Although the State of Florida has not announced restrictions at this time, we believe they will soon follow others in doing so to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
This was an incredibly difficult decision for our organization, given the months and years of planning, as well as confirming events as recently as last week. Understanding that many have made travel arrangements months in advance of this historic event, we did not make this decision lightly. However, the health and wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ basketball community is paramount within the mission of the WPBC.
All registration fees will be refunded. Please promptly contact your airlines/hotels for refunds or exchanges.
We look forward to seeing you play in the NGBA National Championship, 30th Coady Roundball Classic on October 2-4, 2020. This event will also be advertised as the WPBC.
March 14, 2020