MDA Fall Ride at SARA Park cancelled
Tomahawk-Earlier today, Tuesday, June 2, The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has cancelled the Fall Ride at SARA Park, which was set for September 17-20.
“At this time, MDA leadership and I have made the extremely difficult decision to cancel Tomahawk Fall Ride at SARA Park to Benefit MDA for 2020,” MDA Executive Director Murphy Maes stated in an email. “With the uncertainty of what is to come with COVID-19 we simply cannot risk the responsibility of any illnesses for our guests, customers and MDA clients. In order for MDA to keep the promises we have made to move our mission forward for 2020, we are not carrying any event insurance at this time and we do not know when we will be bringing that back.”
Maes said MDA “must implement some drastic measures to ensure we can continue to fund care center and research grants, patient programs and services at the highest possible level” due to the “economic impact of COVID-19.”
“The current pandemic has impacted MDA significantly, and as a result, we find that we must make some difficult decisions to ensure MDA is able to continue our mission for our families,” she said.
Although cancelling the Fall Ride at SARA Park was “not an easy decision to come to,” Maes said MDA “feel(s) that we cannot execute this historic event to the standards we would like.”