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Botetourt County officials announce cancelation of fall sports season, closes sports complex through the end of the year

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BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – On Tuesday, officials with Botetourt County announced they are canceling all fall recreation league activities.

The canceled sports include football, flag football, cheerleading and soccer.

Officials also noted that the Botetourt Sports Complex will also remain closed through the end of the fall season.

“This is a sad day for all of us at Botetourt County’s Department of Recreation. We had hoped that by the time our fall season came around that the COVID-19 pandemic could safely be managed both on the field and off. However, while the programming we offer and the facilities we provide are economic stimulators and clearly beneficial to youth development and community building, the risk of disease transmission simply remains too high for us to proceed with our normal scheduled or planned programming.”

Jim Farmer, Director of Recreation and Facilities for Botetourt County

Botetourt County’s athletic facilities and team sports attract visitors from across the Commonwealth and from 25-30 different states each year.

These cancellations are due to COVID-19 hot spots around the state and across the country.

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