June 26, 2020
Dear Clarkson Families,
We hope you have remained protected and healthy during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
As a small, non-profit, community sports organization, we have served the Clarkson area for nearly fifty years with the mission statement of “building self esteem in our youth through sport”. While there have been many difficulties along the way, nothing has approached the magnitude of challenges brought on by the current pandemic.
During much of the course of the pandemic, we have remained, like yourselves, in a state of limbo, awaiting substantive and practical information from our governing bodies. What information we have received, we shared through our club website.
We had remained hopeful and positive that there could be a feasible return to play model for our house league this summer.
It is only in the past two weeks that we have received useful and actionable information.
We have reviewed and evaluated the RTP protocols and guidelines just recently released by Canada Soccer and Ontario Soccer. The document is lengthy with stringent and comprehensive protocols and guidelines. With waivers and disclaimers of liability in abundance, the onus falls upon the individual clubs to determine their own course forward. Upon reviewing all these documents, plus completing the Canada Soccer risk assessment tool, we have had to conclude that it would be impossible for us to deliver a proper house league program that would ensure the safety of all the participants responsibly, and in keeping with our own standards.
Given this conclusion we regretfully announce the cancellation of our 2020 Summer Recreational Program.
For those that have registered and paid for the 2020 summer season you will be receiving an email, to the address provided on your registration form, with details on how we will move forward from this point.
We hope you will stand by all the sports organizations in our community, recognizing their contributions to the quality of life that we are so fortunate to enjoy.
We thank you all for your understanding and continuing support, and look forward to seeing you on the pitch in 2021 as we celebrate the clubs 50th Anniversary.
Clarkson SC Board of Directors
With a heavy heart we share the sad news of the passing of Clarkson Magic Head Coach ERICK MARROQUIN.
Coach Erick Marroquin, coached the Special Olympic Team for 25 years, leading CSC Special Olympic team for 10 years and earning a bronze medal at Special Olympics National Games Nova Scotia representing Ontario-2018!!
We were very proud of Coach Erick and grateful for all that he did. YOU WILL BE MISSED.. THANK YOU COACH ERICK!!
Our deepest condolences to Eric's family, friends and Special Olympic Team members.