And this little piggie stayed home
The Your Kid’s Not Going Pro emergency alert center reports the following athletic cancellations as a result of H1N1 — oh, forget it, you’re all gonna call it swine flu no matter what authorities say. (NOTE: I am adding to this list and alphabetizing by state rather than creating new posts every team a school or organization cancels sports.)
EDIT: On the Pitch has some great practical resources for handling the swine flu scare. Its advice is targeted toward soccer leagues. But the lessons — including handling communication with parents — are valuable for any kind of league and coach.
MADISON COUNTY, ALABAMA — All children’s activities, including T-ball practices and games, in county parks canceled until May 4.
BRANHAM HIGH SCHOOL, CALIFORNIA — All events canceled through May 6.
INDIO HIGH SCHOOL, CALIFORNIA — All events canceled through May 7.
BATAVIA HIGH SCHOOL, ILLINOIS — All games and practices canceled through May 4, as well as a ban on outside groups using school facilities.
HOMER COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED DISTRICT 33, ILLINOIS — All afterschool activities in middle and elementary schools, including sports, canceled for May 1.
WABASH SCHOOL DISTRICT, INDIANA — All practices for Thurs., April 30, called off. Games still scheduled, unless rained out.
WOODHAVEN-BROWNSTOWN SCHOOLS, MICHIGAN — All after-school activites, including sports, canceled for Thurs., April 30, and possibly through the weekend.
BEMUS POINT SCHOOL DISTRICT, NEW YORK — All sports canceled through May 3.
FABIUS-POMPEY HIGH SCHOOL, NEW YORK — All events canceled through May 1.
MAPLE GROVE SCHOOLS, NEW YORK — Schools and all sports activities canceled through May 4.
ST. FRANCIS PREP SCHOOL, NEW YORK — All events will go forward as scheduled, unless opponents are too scared of contracting swine flu to show up.
NORTH KINGSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL, RHODE ISLAND — All events canceled through Friday.
MAULDIN HIGH SCHOOL, SOUTH CAROLINA — All activities, including games and practices, canceled on April 30 and May 1.
NEWBERRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA — Most after-school activities, including sports, canceled through May 4.
MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY, TENNESSEE — All after-school activities, including sports, canceled through May 8.
THE CITY OF THE COLONY’S PARK AND RECREATIONS DEPARTMENT, TEXAS — All youth league events at city facilities canceled through May 6.
CITY OF FORT WORTH, TEXAS — All recreation center-hosted activities canceled until at least May 8..
CITY OF HIGHLAND VILLAGE, TEXAS — All organized youth sports league games canceled from May 1-10.
LEWISVILLE ISD, TEXAS — All school district sporting events canceled through May 11.
TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE AND PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS — Region I-5A and 4A South Regional track meets scheduled for May 1 canceled.
UNIVERSITY INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE, TEXAS — All events canceled until May 11.
SALT LAKE CITY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS, UTAH — All sports at Judge Memorial Catholic High School and Our Lady of Lourdes School canceled until May 5.
PARK CITY SCHOOLS, UTAH — Schools and all sports activities closed through May 4.
CLOVER PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT, WASHINGTON — Lakewood High School sports activities canceled for May 1.
Further updates as events warrant. Please send any closing and cancellations to rkcookjr at comcast.net, or through Twitter to @notgoingpro.