Pete Petersen Basketball League cancels 2021-22 season

Image via Pete Peterson Basketball League Facebook page.

The Pete Petersen Basketball League has cancelled their 2021-22 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

“After careful consideration of all the COVID 19 factors in play in our community, we have come to the difficult decision that we will not be able to offer even an abbreviated 2021-22 season this year,” said Roland Billings, President of the league. “We started the fall optimistic that we would be able to get players back on the court in our program before the normal end date of our season, and now we see that will simply not be possible from either a practical or logistical perspective. We share your disappointment.”

According to their website, the league started play at St. Patrick’s School, with 38 teams, 5 divisions, and over 500 participants annually. The league motto is “just for the fun of it,” with no standings being kept and no playoffs, but with every night featuring the competitive spirit of sport, the league states online. A core of volunteers keeps the league flourishing.

The league thanks those people that have made donations to the program over the last months. “Those donations have helped to offset our ongoing operating costs whether we are playing or not,” Billings continued. “Our thanks to all of you for believing in what we do. We will now turn our energies to prepare for the 2022-23 season.”

Visit the Pete Petersen Basketball League for more information and league updates.

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