The 2020 45th annual Wheelchair Softball World Series is canceled. The annual championship was scheduled to be held on August 6-8, in Biloxi, MS. The National Wheelchair Softball Association (NWSA) does not anticipate scheduling any tournament to replace the cancellation of the WSWS this year. The date and location of the 2021 WSWS will be announced at a later time.
The local organizing committee decided in consultation with local, regional, and state health officials. They determined that it would not be in the best interest of the local community, participants, or volunteers to host an event that would bring participants from around the country this August to Biloxi. Many public health officials are not even considering guidelines regarding amateur sporting events and how they will be allowed to resume later this summer or fall.
The National Wheelchair Softball Association (NWSA) will leave to the discretion of each team to make the proper decisions in regards to holding practices or hosting a weekend wheelchair softball tournament this summer. Every local community and state will be issuing different guidelines regarding amateur athletics, and each team is in the best position to make the decisions that follow governing public health officials directives. Teams who had previously announced a tournament for the summer are we requested to email Commissioner Bruce Froendt if a tournament is canceled so the NWSA website and Facebook page can be updated.
We apologize for the disappointing news. I hope you understand.
Bruce Froendt, Commissioner
Chris Etheridge, President