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Collected Item: “Finding out our Season was Cancelled”

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Finding out our Season was Cancelled

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Photographs, screenshot

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All of these photos were taken after our last game of the trip along with the last of our season. We found out our season was cancelled the day before and our coaches planned all of this in a day. Also two of our coaches who stayed in Boston flew all the way down to Florida to watch our last day of games and experience it all with us. It was crazy and overwhelming. The game before the last one got cut short because the other team’s coach got a call from their school saying they need to come back immediately because of Covid. This is when we knew it was real and it was over for real. It was a lot of sadness and the seniors did not want to go out like that. Every single senior athlete went through this same thing at every college and high school, all around the country. These photos give the viewer a personal aspect of Suffolk softball and how we dealt with it along with some words that our coach wrote in one of the Instagam posts. It allows historians to look back at how the pandemic affected athletes and maybe compare Suffolk softball to other schools and look at the timeline of before, finding out, and during the pandemic. These images are important to this archive because it is directly related with what is going on today and if people wanted to learn about this then there should be some sort of information on it because there are very little personal stories about athletics.

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#Softball, #Florida, #Seniors, #SeniorDay, #Coaches, #Sad, #Emotional, #MissThem, #FindingOutAboutCovid, #SeasonCancelled, #College, #Athletes, #Suffolk, #HST241, #CovidMiniCollection5

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Suffolk Softball Coaches/Players/Parents

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2020-12-16
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