November 2, 2020
Dear NOR Family,
For many weeks NOR has been closely monitoring the ongoing discussions by state and local health officials regarding the resumption of organized sports for the winter. With the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting Bakersfield and the rest of the world, and after careful thought and consideration, NOR has made the decision to cancel the 2021 Afterschool Basketball season. Our decision was based primarily due to state and local public health guidelines, which currently still do not allow for competition or indoor activities. Our customers’ health and safety is always first and foremost.
While we were hopeful to be able to resume this program as soon as this winter, we know that a return to athletics can only occur when it is safe to do so. That decision will be directed by the State of California and guided by our local Department of Public Health.
Please know we are as disappointed as you are, and our staff is working diligently to be ready to offer our sports programs once the green light is given to resume. Updated information on all NOR programs and facilities will continue to be provided on our website at norfun.org. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate the ever-changing landscape of this pandemic together.