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NMAA cancels all activities

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New Mexico Activities Association Associate Director Dusty Young made the following announcement Friday afternoon after an Emergency Meeting.

“Based on the recent directive from the New Mexico Public Education Department that schools will close for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year, the NMAA and its Board of Directors have cancelled the 2020 State Spirit Championships, the 2020 Spring Sports Season, and all remaining activities for the current school year. This cancellation applies to practices/workouts, in addition to contests/events.”

Due to the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, the Public Education Department has closed schools and additionally addressed interscholastic athletics/activities as part of the process.

Dr. Ryan Stewart of the Public Education Department said during a press conference earlier Friday, “‘We’ve been in close touch with the NMAA throughout this. They’ve been a really great partner and have been very much supportive of making sure that we are keeping our student athletes and students who are participating in activities safe.”

Stewart later added, “For the rest of the year, all athletic activities and similar activities sponsored by the NMAA are cancelled.”’

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The NMAA Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting in early May to discuss summer regulations pertaining to practices/camps/conditioning and scholastic eligibility for the 2020-2021 school year.


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