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The 2020 Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival has been postponed to 2021, the Howard Young Foundation (HYF) announced in a press release on Wednesday.
“The decision was a difficult one for the committee but it was unanimous and based on first and foremost the careful consideration for the health and wellbeing of all of our participants, our volunteers and everyone involved,” the press release states. “Secondly, there are many uncertainties and unknowns which are holding back participants from signing up, as well as uncertainty for the committee regarding the guidelines, requirements, and timing of the phased opening limiting gatherings from the state of Wisconsin.
The committee for the event will be securing the date for August 2021, and is brainstorming a potential fun virtual fundraiser for this summer to replace the cancelled event.
“Thanks again for your continued support for the last four years for something that has become a hugely recognized event for the Howard Young Foundation and has raised over $900,000 towards our campaigns, including state of the art hospital equipment, autism services, and the new tick research and treatment center,” the press release states. “We look forward to our 5th event getting that number over the $1 million mark.”