March 31, 2020
Dear USA Softball Fans,
USA Softball has announced the cancelation of all originally scheduled 2020 stops on the“Stand Beside Her” tour, presented by Major League Baseball (MLB), due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
As a host of a “Stand Beside Her” tour stop, that means that the originally scheduled exhibition contests featuring the 2020 U.S. Olympic Softball Team in Sacramento has been canceled.
We understand the disappointment that may come with this decision as we have waited 12 years to see the sport of softball return to the Olympic stage and have a U.S. Olympic Softball Team visit our city. Although the wait for our sport’s return to the Olympic Games has been delayed a bit longer, we can’t wait to watch these resilient athletes get back on the field when the day finally comes.
With the Tokyo Olympic Games now scheduled for July 23-August 8, 2021, that allows the possibility of rescheduling the Sacramento tour stop for future date. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of moving pieces and discussions to be had before we can confirm a new date.
Game tickets will be refunded in full through the Sacramento Rivercats and Ticketmaster. Clinic and VIP tickets will be refunded in full through USA Softball of Sacramento. Please allow 14 business days for us to process all refunds.
We thank you for your support of the USA Softball Women’s National Team, and we look
forward to providing more answers when available. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
Please make sure to follow us on Facebook @USASoftballSacramento for all updates and future date announcements.
Note: Team USA athletes now must spend another year preparing for the Olympic Games and they have lost some of the funding they would have received from tourstops like ours. If you would like to consider donating directly to Team USA, please visit here.
Jeff Dubchansky, USA Softball Sacramento, Commissioner
Cassi Ponzo, USA Softball of Sacramento, Program Director