Considering last night’s announcement from the Seattle Mayor’s Office closing all city libraries and community centers, including recreation facilities, it is with great dismay that Starfire announces we will be suspending all operations effective immediately. While we have fully implemented the state and local mandatory health guidance for events less than 250 people, we feel it is important to support unified action and follow the lead of Seattle in closing their recreation facilities. With this, we will be suspending all current Starfire programming and rentals until further notice.
However, we understand that there is a significant community need for child support that will allow working parents to continue supporting their families during school closures. To help fill this need, Starfire will be offering daytime camps for children of school age beginning on March 16th. The camp program will be fully compliant with the state and county health official guidelines.
We have not made these decisions without understanding the important role that Starfire has in the lives of many in our community, and are determined to help however we can. We are currently planning production of some online resources to keep minds and bodies active while at home. And, as restrictions and guidance changes, we will seek to add and/or resume existing programming where needed and appropriate.
Upon customer request, Starfire will issue a credit for the remaining winter session fixtures. We know this is an exceptionally difficult time for everyone in our community, but if financially feasible, Starfire would greatly appreciate your continued support during this shutdown:
- Request that your credit be converted into a tax-deductible donation, or simply choose not to request your credit;
- Register online for an upcoming session to save a spot in one of our programs once we are able to resume operation; and/or
- Make a tax-deductible donation—Starfire is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation!
Any support you are able to give will be invaluable in helping Starfire weather the storm, and allow us to continue providing world-class sports and social programming to our community for years to come.