Kane Sports Hit by COVID-19: Cougars Season Delayed, Big Ten Cancels at Rich Harvest Farms

Kane Sports Hit by COVID-19: Cougars Season Delayed, Big Ten Cancels at Rich Harvest Farms

Kane County was among the sports communities hit by the wave of cancelletions Thursday that included Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the PGA tour, the NCAA basketball tournament, high school March Madness and virtually any gathering of more than 250 people.

For Kane County, that means the end of some thrilling high school games as well as a delay in the season for the Kane County Cougars and a cancellation of the Big Ten NCAA Men’s golf champions that was slated for May 1-3 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove.

Big Ten Men’s Golf

Vicky McGowan, tournament director at Rich Harvest Farms, reached out to thank organizers and fans who supported the event.

Rich Harvest Farms will host the Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegiate hosted by Northern Illinois University from Sept. 25 to Sept. 28, 2020, as well as the 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup!

“Keep an eye out for additional information on both of these events,” McGowan said.

Minor League Baseball

Minor League Baseball has not said when opening day might begin for the Kane County Cougars and other teams in MiB.

“In light of the current coronavirus outbreak, and after consultation with medical professionals and our partners at
Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball will delay the start of the 2020 Championship Season,” officials said.

“We will continue to monitor the developments and will announce additional information about the 2020 season at a later date. We will work with Major League Baseball and our community partners to resume play as soon as it is safe to do so.”

SOURCE: Kane County Cougars, Minor League Baseball, Rich Harvest Farms, Big Ten news releases and websites