Will you stand beside HER?

Important "Stand Beside Her" tour, presented by Major League Baseball, information


COVID-19 Update (March 31 - 10 a.m. CT)

 

Stand Beside Her Tour presented by Major League Baseball (MLB)

USA Softball is announcing the cancellation of all originally scheduled 2020 stops on the “Stand Beside Her” tour, presented by Major League Baseball (MLB).  As it relates to the U.S. Olympic Softball Team and any potential new dates and stops for the “Stand Beside Her” tour, presented by MLB, there are still a lot of moving pieces and discussions to be had before determining appropriate next steps.

 

We understand the disappointment that may come with this decision as the softball community has waited 12 years to see the sport of softball return to the Olympic stage and have a U.S. Olympic Softball Team come to their city. Although the wait for our sport’s return to the Olympic Games has been delayed a bit longer, we can’t wait to watch these resilient athletes get back on the field when the day finally comes.  

 

We understand that ticket holders and fans will have a variety of questions regarding the cancellation of a tour stop in their area. For ticket refund inquiries, youth clinic refund inquiries and general questions, please contact the appropriate tour stop hosts who will be able to provide that information as soon as it is available. As refund policies are available, they will be posted on each stop’s event page at StandBesideHerTour.com.


COVID-19 Update (March 17 - 3:40 p.m. CT)

 

Stand Beside Her Tour presented by Major League Baseball (MLB)

USA Softball will be postponing the “Stand Beside Her” tour, presented by Major League Baseball, until May 11. USA Softball will be reaching out to tour stop hosts and opponents that were slated to be held prior to May 11 to discuss the rescheduling of their tour stop. By April 13, USA Softball will make an announcement for the status of the tour and rescheduled tour stops.

 

COVID-19 Update (March 13 - 12:45 p.m. CT)

 

Stand Beside Her Tour presented by Major League Baseball (MLB)

At this time, USA Softball has not made any additional decisions regarding future stops of the “Stand Beside Her” tour, presented by Major League Baseball, outside of the Seattle, Hillsboro and Eugene stops. As the situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus continues to develop, we will consult with future tour stop hosts and our opponents to determine what protocols, if any, are in place in their respective institutions or communities before making any determinations.

We will continue to monitor the situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus and will make any necessary changes to keep us all safe and healthy.



COVID-19 Update (March 11 - 10:30 p.m. CT)


Stand Beside Her Tour presented by Major League Baseball (MLB)

After assessing the recent updates surrounding COVID-19, USA Softball has made the decision to postpone the Seattle, Hillsboro and Eugene “Stand Beside Her” tour stops, presented by Major League Baseball.

While we understand the disappointment that may come with this decision, this decision was made in the best interest of the health and safety of our athletes, staff, fans and the softball community.


COVID-19 Update (March 11 - 5:30 p.m. CT)

 

Stand Beside Her Tour presented by Major League Baseball (MLB)

In regards to the Stand Beside Her Tour presented by Major League Baseball (MLB), USA Softball has made the decision to not hold autograph sessions until further notice on the Stand Beside Her Tour. After reviewing the recommendations by the CDC and local officials within the communities we would be visiting, we came to the conclusion that the potential of the spread of infection, no matter how unlikely or remote it may be, could greatly impact the athletes, staff, friends, family and fans. Any type of one-on-one interactions with non-essential game personnel will be limited.

We assessed this situation heavily, and this decision was not made lightly as we know how important the “Stand Beside Her” message means, not only to our team but to our friends, families and fans. 

We will continue to monitor the situation surrounding the COVID-19 and will make necessary changes to keep us all safe and healthy. Please note, however, that we are moving forward with our Tokyo 2020 preparations.

As the situation continues to develop, USA Softball will do our best to continue to keep our community informed.

 

Click here for USA Softball's full COVID-19 update>>

 

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 The “Stand Beside Her” tour is a series of competitions and training opportunities for the 2020 USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT) as they prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The “Stand Beside Her” message encourages fans everywhere to stand united in their support of the WNT and the United States in their journey to the Olympic Games.

The “Stand Beside Her” tour evokes a powerful message of unity aimed to inspire communities to stand beside HER – the members of the WNT, America and the future generation of female athletes.  

Click here for a list of tour stops as they are announced!