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Major Sports Corp events planned for this Spring and Summer put on hold

Labor Day Lift Off balloon glow
Posted at 9:12 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 23:17:54-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Year after year, the activities put on by the Sports Corporation have been a staple for many families. It's also been an economic boost for the city.

"It's important for the city that we conduct these events," said President and CEO Tom Osborne. "We'll only be able to do these events with the city's support," he said.

But this year the Sports Corp is in limbo, having to face the music, that the 4th of July Symphony in the Park celebration may not happen.

"This year were were going to help behind the scenes," he explained. "It's a huge crowd and people love the event."

The Olympic and Paralympic Museum and Hall of Fame grand opening was set to for this Summer. Now plans are up in the air. If things don't get better as far as containing the spread of COVID-19, no "Lift-off" for Labor Day, no stairs to scale at Pikes Peak, and no state games; all major events planned every year.

"We are constantly preparing for the summer activities, and I guess the big thing is we are rescheduling all of our events."

The good news is, staff members have been busy since stay at home orders were put in place.

"Everybody is still employed and everybody can still work with their computers at home. The good news is we haven't canceled any events yet."

Osborne says his staff is planning, re-planning and postponing the events that bring families together, until it's safe for us all, to be close outdoors again.