Celebrating over 90 years of Hellenic Basketball
Dean Manasses, AIA
10512 Louetta Lane
Orland Park, IL
7933 W. 77th Street
Bridgeview, IL 60455
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jim Lakerdas, esq.
Dr. Peter Petrovas
March 13, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Greetings fellow players, coaches, Hellenic youth leaders and supporters;
In light of the ongoing developments as a result of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”), the NHI Board of Directors convened to discuss the upcoming March 2020 tournament. After careful consideration, the NHI is announcing the postponement of the tournament that was scheduled to begin on March 27, 2020. We feel the decision to postpone the tournament due to the pandemic is an appropriate course of action at this time.
We will continue to monitor this active situation and remain in discussions with the members of our Hellenic community, local and national, and our medical consultants regarding all aspects of this matter. The NHI’s top priority is the safety and welfare of all of our players, volunteers, supporters, coaches and families.
Our goal is to host the tournament in 2020 as soon as it is appropriate and prudent. We can assure you that we will be planning as diligently as possible with the best interest of the participants and Hellenic community in mind. We know that several young men and women were looking forward to the opportunity to participate and celebrate our 90th anniversary in the March tournament, much like the over two-hundred and thirty magnificent Hellenic youth (school grades 1st through 8th) did in participating in the Junior NHI this past January.
We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding during this unprecedented time, where the information we receive, and try to process, is fluid and changing every day.
We will get through this challenging time together. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding. We hope you all stay healthy.