McDonald’s All American Games Could be Postponed/Cancelled Amid COVID-19 Concerns
First, the Golden State Warriors announced they would play against the Brooklyn Nets without fans then GEICO Nationals announced that it was switching its tournament from New York to South Carolina and shortly after that NCAA president Mark Emmert announced that the upcoming NCAA tournament would only permit “essential staff” and would have “limited family attendance.”
With so many sporting events calling the proverbial audible is the McDonald’s All American Game next to follow suit?
On Wednesday, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced during a press conference that "all of the events for us that are city produced, co-sponsored and permitted for the month of March are going to be either rescheduled or cancelled."
The McDonald’s Games tip on April 1, but most players and their families arrive four days prior for practices, dunk and 3-point contests and other events.
Calls and emails to McDonald’s officials were not immediately returned.
On Wednesday, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.
According to the CDC, there are currently a total of 21 cases of COVID-19 in the state of Texas, 14 of which are Houston-area residents.