FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Merritt, BC – November 23, 2020
Dear Season Ticket Holders,
On behalf of the Merritt Centennials organization, from the team, to the staff, to the Board of Directors, we would like to sincerely thank you for your support and your patience throughout this difficult season. With the most recent announcement that the season has been delayed due to COVID 19 the Centennials believe it is essential to have some communication with our biggest supporters – you!
As this preseason, and eventually regular season, rolls on the one thing that is clear is that it won’t resemble anything close to a regular business year. The league was planning on a 32 game regular season schedule before the most recent announcement, and even then that would be far from the intended 56 game regular season schedule that fans have come to expect. As such, the Centennials would like to lay out 3 options for our season ticket holders, and let you decide how you’d like to proceed.
Option 1: A full refund. If you paid through the Showpass portal online your money can be refunded back to your card or account that you paid with. If you paid in the office. The Centennials will need your name and mailing address so that a cheque can be mailed to you. All additional Showpass fees will be refunded as well.
Option 2: Rollover. If you’d like to keep your money with us until next season, we are happy to hold your tickets, your seats and your payment until the 2021-22 season.
Option 3: Donation. There is no question that this year has been a difficult one for the whole community, and the Centennials are no different. For the first time, players are being charged to play and due to the pandemic team sponsorship is down. We know that some of our fans are well aware of the challenges the team faces from year to year, and if you’d like to help out, we would gladly accept a donation to the club. Your contribution will help ensure the players can pay a reduced fee in the coming months and continue to bring you entertaining hockey.
If by chance during the regular season fans are allowed to attend, there will be strict rules that would need to be adhered to for entry to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all fans. When, and if, that day comes tickets would be released on a game by game basis to ensure that people with the most interest can attend. If feasible, season ticket holders would get the first opportunity to purchase tickets before they’re released to the public.
Once again, we appreciate your support and your patience through this difficult time. Please respond with your preference, and the team will get back to you as soon as possible.
Email – email@example.com
Call or text – 250-378-3604
On behalf of the Centennials Board,
Kevin Rabbitt, President