The Global Women’s Basketball Association (GWBA) Suspends 2020 Season Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
ST. LOUIS (May 14, 2020) – The Global Women’s Basketball Association (GWBA), has suspended its 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic until further notice, officials announced today.
“As developments continue to emerge regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, including the extension of the social distancing guidelines in St. Louis until May 31 the St. Louis Surge will suspend its 2020 season originally scheduled to begin May 16,” said Khalia Collier, Commissioner of the GWBA. “While the GWBA continues to monitor the outbreak, my main focus continues to be the health and safety of players, fans, and staff.”
The GWBA 2020 season was scheduled to begin the second week of May along with all of the teams in the league opening May 23. In the meantime, all players are continuing to train and condition and develop from home.
We continue to send our thoughts and prayers to our players, fans, and all of those in the community impacted by COVID-19 and are grateful to our front-line essential works and first-responders who are working tirelessly on the front lines.
ABOUT THE GLOBAL WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
The Global Women’s Basketball Association (GWBA) is a professional basketball league in North America established in 2016. The GWBA provides an opportunity for athletes to pursue a professional career beyond their collegiate and amateur success.
In addition, the league creates and prepares players, coaches, officials, and front-office staff for future professional development and career opportunities. Under new leadership and team expansion, the GWBA will offer professional women’s basketball in strategic markets to build and or grow sports fans in select cities.
For more information about the GWBA, visit WWW.TGWBA.COM