June 12, 2020 by Charlie Eisenhood in Livewire with 0 comments
Denver Molly Brown, one of the world’s strongest women’s division teams, announced on Twitter that they will not play in competitive events this year, even if a USA Ultimate club postseason takes place.
“Molly Brown continues as a team and community: our 2020 focus and energy will be dedicated to local organizing, activism, and internal anti-racism work,” the team wrote in its statement.
The team continued to say that they will “redistribute” the approximately $30,000 that they would have collectively spent on playing ultimate this year to “local Black, Indigenous, Latinx, or Asian-American-owned and led organizations.”
Molly Brown is the first major club team to announce plans not to compete regardless of what takes place in the Series. Minneapolis Drag’N Thrust announced in late May that they were suspending all in-person team activities until September at the earliest and that they expect to cancel their 2020 season in full.