Members of the Summit Athletic Conference announced Oct. 14 that this year’s SAC Holiday Basketball Tournament has been canceled.

The decision was made because of the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for fans and players, as well as a loss of sponsors to cover tournament costs, according to a news release from Fort Wayne Community Schools.

The tournament features both boys and girls basketball teams in the SAC conference each December. It has been hosted by Wayne High School over the past several years.

The tournament typically takes place the last week in December, including 18 games over the course of three days. Hundreds of fans pack the stands throughout the event.

The tournament is expected to return in 2021.

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