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After five games, former Scrap Yard Dawgs, now This Is Us Softball cancels the 2020 season with USSSA Pride due to COVID-19.
Our mission remains. We will continue to work to be a positive voice in our community, and we look forward to the future of This Is Us Softball. pic.twitter.com/0FhDmyerYL— This Is Us Softball (@thisisussb) July 8, 2020
This Is Us softball generated tons of media buzz from the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Time, Washington Post, and more after refusing to play under the organization's General Manager Connie May after she sent tweet to President Trump.
16 hours prior to the tweet announcing the cancelation of their season, a This Is Us Softball merch store was launched with apparel, hats, and a backpack.
We can't wait for our community to represent our cause. THANK YOU to all who reached out to us about apparel. This is an exciting day for This Is Us Softball!— This Is Us Softball (@thisisussb) July 8, 2020
Shop now: https://t.co/GxGOxtSYEW pic.twitter.com/FqL27citAo
USSSA Pride sent out a statement around the same time as This Is Us Softball.
To our fans: we thank you for your support and love for the game of softball. We regret to disappoint you in not being able to continue our season in these unforeseen circumstances. We hope that you will continue to be a part of the #PrideTribe when we return to the field. pic.twitter.com/gxCainxVfF— USSSA Pride (@USSSAPride) July 8, 2020
At this point, no known players or staff on This Is Us Softball or USSSA Pride have tested positive for COVID-19.