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Peabody Elementary Basketball League update

Editor’s note: Peabody Recreation Programs Supervisor Kierstin Merlino released this statement last Friday.

Due to the growing health concern of COVID-19, the Peabody Recreation, Parks, and Forestry Department has decided to cancel the championship games for our Peabody Elementary Basketball League. This decision was made to prioritize the health and wellbeing of all involved, as safety is always our number one priority.
To close the season, we have decided to declare tournament co-champions. All trophies and certificates will be delivered to school principals in the upcoming weeks. Please help us congratulate the following teams who are receiving the following awards this season:
League Champions — Boys: Welch School/Girls: Center School
Tournament Co-Champions — Boys: McCarthy School and Burke School
Girls: Burke School and Center School.
Sportsmanship Award — Boys: Brown School/Girls: Brown School.
Thank you to all the athletes who played with passion, all the coaches who lead by example, all our staff who gave their expertise, all the principals who helped us organize, and all the parents who positively supported their child/team. This league brings out the best in our community, and we look forward to continuing this tradition next year.