Tuesday, August 04, 2020
CORONAVIRUS KILLS KANSAS CITY WORLD SERIES OF BARBECUE 2020!!!
Given that a tens of thousands of Americans have died from the pandemic and the American economy teeters on brink of collapse, an EPIC Kansas City BBQ party postponed until next year isn't such a big deal BUT offers us a reminder that the "new normal" remains on pause until coronavirus infections and deaths subside.
Here's the word . . .
"We made the difficult and disappointing decision to cancel the 2020 American Royal World Series of Barbecue," Glen Alan Phillips, President and CEO of the American Royal, said Tuesday. "With what's going on with COVID-19 and safety concerns and financial considerations, we felt like it was in the best interests of the organization and the community as a whole."Phillips said no one variable led organizations to the decision, but a combination of keeping participants and the public safe, trying to find a way for the event to make sense financially and not knowing what lies ahead with the pandemic."No one knows for sure where we'll be in the middle of September regarding this pandemic," Phillips said.
Check the links:
KSHB: American Royal cancels 2020 World Series of Barbecue due to COVID-19
KMBC: Next World Series of Barbecue tentatively set for Sept. 16-19, 2021
KCTV5: The American Royal has decided to cancel the World Series of Barbecue scheduled for September 17-20, 2020 at Kansas Speedway.
Fox4: The American Royal cancels World Series of Barbecue over health, safety concerns
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