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UPDATED MARCH 20 at 9:15PM CST
First and foremost, we'd like to thank you for your cooperation and patience with us as we have dealt with these unexpected changes to the season. As we announced yesterday, the 2020 Mizuno Lone Star Classic was postponed pending confirmation of new dates. We are excited to announce the new dates and age groups below.
Rescheduled 2020 Mizuno Lone Star Classic Dates:
All divisions to be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Dallas Convention Center
- May 23-25: 11s, 12s, 13s, 14CS
- May 29-31: 14AOU, 15ACS, 16ACS
- June 5-7:15OU, 16OU, 17s
Options for Currently Registered Teams
- Play on the rescheduled dates and elect the entry fee already submitted be applied to the new tournament date
- Credit the full amount of this year's entry fee towards 2021 Lone Star Classic event
- Teams that are unable to attend the new dates will receive a full refund (less any applicable transaction fees)
Hotels for the Rescheduled Dates
EM2 Housing is in the process of cancelling all existing hotel reservations. No further action is needed on your part. There will be no cancellation penalties, all rooms will be fully refunded, less the $5.95 AES transaction fee.
We ask that you refrain from re-booking your hotel rooms until room blocks have been finalized over the new set of dates. EM2 Housing is working to secure room blocks and the stay to play policy will remain in place. Once new hotel inventory is in place, EM2 Housing will reach out to all clubs, teams and attendees via email to get rooms re-booked. We appreciate your patience as we work through this process.
Club Directors, please submit this form by noon on Friday, March 27 identifying the option for each team entered. Again, we cannot thank you enough for your patience, and look forward to hosting the event in May!
UPDATED MARCH 19 at 4:30PM CST
We want to start by thanking everyone for their patience through this unprecedented time. It is with sadness that we must officially postpone the 2020 Mizuno Lone Star Classic. USA Volleyball and the City of Dallas extended the city's gathering restrictions through April 29, both of which prevent us from holding this event at the scheduled time.
At this time, we are working tirelessly with all parties involved to come up with alternative solutions. We completely understand your concerns regarding entry fees and hotel accommodations and we will be following up with more detailed information once we gather more information about potential options. EM2 Housing will be cancelling all of your reservations with the hotels, no action is required on your part. You will receive an email from AES confirming the cancellation. All hotel deposits will be refunded in full to the credit card on file, less the $5.95 transaction fee. Please allow 7-10 days for the funds to show up on your card. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 800-603-0917 or email us at [email protected].
As we all know, this situation is extremely fluid and the information being provided to us to help guide decisions is changing by the hour. We are doing our very best to keep up with the changes and effectively communicate the correct information to you all. We hope to have more information to everyone as soon as possible!
UPDATED MARCH 16 at 10:15AM CST
The Mizuno Lone Star Classic National Qualifier is actively monitoring the current situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our priority is the health and safety of our attendees. We are working closely with the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, the Gaylord Texan Hotel, the Center for Disease Control, Dallas County Health and Human Services, the Office of Emergency Management and USA Volleyball to ensure the event will be safe for attendees and the general public.
On March 13, USA Volleyball eliminated the sanctioning for all USA Volleyball activities through March 31. As of today, the Mizuno Lone Star Classic has not been affected by this announcement. We will not be making any decisions about the status of our event until we have more information. The status of the Mizuno Lone Star Classic will follow the recommendations of the authorities mentioned above. We will continue to provide updates as they are available.
The Mizuno Lone Star Classic will take preventative measures during the event including (but not limited to) the following:
- Sanitary wipes will be provided for all score tables and in high traffic areas
- Pre- and post-game high five protocol will be eliminated
It is at the discretion of families to choose to attend the event should they, or a family member, be at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19. Individuals who are considered high risk are:
- Older adults
- Those with heart disease
- Those with diabetes
- Those with lung disease
The following preventive measures should be taken to help reduce the spread of COVID-19:
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Read other statements on the coronavirus:
- Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
- Dallas County Health & Human Services Novel Coronavirus Webpage
- USA Volleyball
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention