University of Oregon Officially Cancels Spring Game
Because of the evolving safety precautions surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus) that include limits regarding crowd sizes as directed by the state of Oregon and the University of Oregon, Oregon’s football spring game scheduled for Saturday, April 18, has been canceled.
Oregon Athletics will continue to work alongside university officials and public health agencies to determine future plans related to the coronavirus.
The annual partnership between Oregon Athletics and FOOD for Lane County will continue despite the game being canceled, with the two combining on a Virtual Food Drive that will accept donations to provide food for needy citizens in Lane County, beginning immediately.
“We are obviously disappointed to have to cancel our annual Spring game, but we certainly understand that this is necessary given the current circumstances,” said Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens. “One of the best dynamics of our spring game has been the ability to contribute to the well-being of the community through this event for FOOD for Lane County. Fortunately, there still is an opportunity for fans to support this endeavor, and we encourage our passionate fans to visit the Virtual Food Drive and contribute to the incredible work being done in our community by FOOD for Lane County.”
If you wish to make a donation and support FOOD for Lane County via the Virtual Food Drive, please visit the following link: https://fundraise.foodforlanecounty.org/UOSpring.
“Food For Lane County is grateful for its partnership with UO Athletics, and the annual food drive associated with the spring football game has averaged 50,000 pounds of food,” said Stephani Roybal, community and donor engagement coordinator for FOOD For Lane County. “This drive has helped stock the shelves of pantries in Lane County throughout the summer when giving is usually low, and we are thankful for all of those who will be supporting the Virtual Food Drive.”