Due to continuing uncertainties with the Coronavirus pandemic, the Board of Directors of SKIL Resource Center has cancelled SKIL’s annual Fishing Without Boundaries event scheduled for September 12, 2020, SKIL President/CEO Shari Coatney announced.
The event, held each summer at Big Hill Lake for SKIL’s customers with disabilities, cannot be considered safe for disabled customers via social distancing measures at this time, Coatney said. She also cited difficulties in requiring people with disabilities to wear face masks for an extended period of time in hot weather.
SKIL’s Julie Babcock, a member of the event’s organizing committee, said: “This is a full-day event for our customers, with three meals, prizes that they can win and boating on the lake if we have boats. Our fishing event has been held for a number of years and this is the first time it has been cancelled. We hope to see everyone next year.”
Coatney echoed hopes that SKIL will again hold the popular fishing event in 2021.
“We are disappointed to not be spending time on the lake with our friends, but we will see everyone next year,” she said.