While awaiting approval of our permit application from Milwaukee County Parks for the use of our venue (Veterans Park), we announced last month that two dates had been reserved for the 2021 Lakefront 7s. Specifically, the preferred date of June 26th and the backup date of August 21st.
Since then, the CDC has announced that fully vaccinated people can return to normal activities and Milwaukee County has decided to lift their mask mandate on June 1st.
Additionally, Milwaukee County Parks has shared with us their guidance around reopening outdoor sports events such as walks and runs. They have also accepted our reopening plan in support of our permit application for Veterans Park.
With these developments in mind, the Lakefront 7s organizing committee has decided to forego the alternate date in August and put all our efforts into holding the event as planned on June 26, 2021. In other words, we are putting all our balls in one June basket!
We are hoping to receive feedback on our reopening plan by June 4. If accepted, we would expect the permitting process to follow shortly thereafter.
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Registration for June 26 remains open
We invite everyone who has been waiting to register for the 2021 Lakefront 7s to do so now. The event is currently at 50% capacity with approximately 30 spots remaining (for 2021 only, we are capping the event at 64 teams per Milwaukee County guidelines).
The Lakefront 7s does not require registration with USA Rugby or any other governing body, so feel free to sign up now and finalize your team later.
Full refunds (if needed)
In the case that COVID-19 restrictions eventually block the approval of our venue permit application, we will issue 100% refunds no later than June 30, 2021.
Papa Joe Golf Outing
Looking ahead, the Lakefront 7s will continue to be held on the last Saturday in June. The Papa Joe Golf Outing and Fundraiser will move to August for 2021 and beyond. This year, it will be held on August 21st (no permit process is needed).
Thank-you to the rugby community!
We know it’s been a confusing few months for those of you who treat the Lakefront 7s as “rugby Christmas”. We’ve done our best to keep you updated and remain transparent.
And we truly appreciate the support and faith you put in us each year to hold a quality, on-time, and fun event. You can be sure that we will exhaust all options to maximize the chances of a 2021 Lakefront 7s on June 26.
If you’d like to continue to show your support, please register your team as soon as possible.
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