FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 9, 2022
ALL SEPT. 15-18 MOTORBALL EVENTS CANCELED;
RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 2023
On 9/17/22, the Motorball 2022 Saturday MaiConsidering the fluid situation with Monkeypox – including the rising rates of infection in our community and lack of sufficient vaccine doses, the Geared for Life Board of Directors has voted to cancel this year’s Motorball dance party events that were to be held September 15-18. This decision follows similar announcements by producers of other dance events nationally. Geared for Life supports organizations that deliver social support and health services to members of our LGBTQ+ community. Until more health promotion and vaccination work can be done, and until more research on transmissibility is available, we believe the prudent course of action is to postpone the annual Motorball event out of an abundance of caution.
We’ve been in touch with organizers of Ferndale Pride and are pleased to say that the next Motorball event will be held the weekend of June 2-4, 2023, coinciding with Ferndale Pride. Meanwhile, we look forward to seeing you at other Geared for Life events over the coming months, including a New Year’s Eve event.
We will be in touch with ticketholders and sponsors over the coming days about refunds, and appreciate the patience and understanding of our supporters, DJs and venues in working through all the interactions that need to occur based on this decision.
The Geared for Life Board of Directors