COVID-19 Information & Updates

Update 09/29/2020- Basketball Clinics are happening at Reggie Wong! Click here to learn more and sign up. 

Update 09/27/2020- Basketball Clinics, More Chinatown Love & Thank You!

 Basketball Clinics   
 

We are excited to announce that the Boston Hurricanes will be hosting free outdoor Basketball Clinics: 

WHEN: Sunday, October 4 & Sunday, October 11

TIME: 11AM-1PM 

WHERE: Reggie Wong Memorial Park 

 

State guidelines will be followed with 1-2 coaches and 8 participants. Face masks will be required at all times, and we ask that participants bring their own basketballs. If you do not have a basketball, we will provide one, and it will be sanitized between clinics. Parents are not allowed on the court and are not allowed to stay and watch. Instead, we encourage parents to visit Chinatown to shop, dine, or order take out!

 

Clinics will be assigned, and you will receive an email confirmation with the date and time you are scheduled. Upon confirmation, you will receive a waiver form, which will be REQUIRED - NO WAIVER NO PLAY!

 

Clinics are free, but we ask you to consider a contribution to our "Help Boston Chinatown Reopen" Gofundme. If you prefer to write a check, we can collect the donation at the clinic.

 

Clinics are limited to 8 players, so register to secure your spot- no experience required! Click here to register, and here to learn more about the Boston Hurricanes Basketball Program. 

We look forward to seeing you on the court!

Congratulations to the Basketball Video Pick of the Summer Winners! 
 

Over the last few months, we have received TONS of great basketball video submissions, covering everything from cross dribbling to basic workout drills. It was a great way to keep our team active during COVID-19, and we were thrilled to see such a great response! The Boston Hurricanes basketball committee decided to reward the participating players and coaches and show our appreciation for their involvement by voting on their favorite videos and awarding prizes. 

Hurricanes coaches and executive board members selected their favorite video base on technical skill, presentation, creativity, and mentorship.  We also let the Hurricanes community voice their opinion through ‘likes’ on social media.  All winners will be receiving a Boston Hurricane steel cup.  The overall winner will also receive a $25 Amazon gift card, and of course, bragging rights!

Without further ado, here are the winners! 
 
Overall Winner and Coaches' Pick: Cross Dribble (Tiffany Kem)
Viewer Pick: Rhythm Shooting (Justin Mok)
Senior leadership Pick:  Form Shooting (Alex McKay)
 
Congratulations to the winners!
 

Boston Hurricanes' Joint Effort with the We Love Boston Chinatown Campaign 


This summer our joint effort with Chinatown Main Street, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood CenterAsian Community Development Center and the Boston Asian Film Festival helped raise over $5,000 to help our Boston Chinatown Businesses reopen. We will be using the funds to purchase Covid Signage and Personal Protective Equipment for the Chinatown businesses.

Thank you to those who donated! There is still have time to do so, as we will  be continuing to listen to our very own Boston Chinatown and what they need. Please continue to visit and shop, buy baked goods, try bubble teas and order take out in Chinatown. Connect to our fundraiser here. Thank you so much for all of your support.

A Big Thank You to Sunday Volleyball Clinic Participants!
 

Thank you to all who attended our Sunday outdoor free volleyball clinics at Reggie Wong. We hope you had fun and can’t wait to get back to normal! Keep up with the work-at-home drills found on our website and read our newsletters for upcoming activities!

Update 09/03/2020- Virtual 5K, & 1 Mile Run/ Walk- Keep Showing Your Love for Chinatown! 

"We Love Chinatown": Virtual 5K and 1 Mile Race/ Walk   
 

From September 12-13, BCNC is hosting a virtual 5K and 1 Mile Race/ Walk to continue showing love and support for Chinatown.
 
There is no registration fee; instead, it is encouraged that donations be made for new Asian and immigrant families in the Boston area. Donations will go towards childcare, college advising, counseling, and English- learning tools. 

Complete your 5K or 1 Mile race/ walk any time Saturday, September 12 or Sunday, September 13. When you register, select to be part of the Boston Hurricanes Team! Choose your race route (try strolling through Chinatown!), remember to be safe and follow social distancing and mask guidelines, and post your results and pictures! Click here for more details and to sign up! 

Clinics are Happening Now!

Volleyball clinics are being run now on Sundays at Reggie Wong Memorial Park! State guidelines are being followed with 2 coaches and 10 participants on 2 different courts. Face masks are required and the balls will be sanitized between clinics. Parents are not allowed on the court and we encourage them to visit Chinatown to shop and get take out. Sign up here!

Upon confirmation, you will receive a waiver form which will be REQUIRED - NO WAIVER NO PLAY!

Clinics will be free, but we ask you to consider a contribution to our "Help Boston Chinatown Reopen". Cash or check contributions will be accepted at the clinic. Let us know if you have any questions. It was great seeing kids and families last weekend- we can't wait to see more of you!

 

Training At Home 

Hoops@Home (TOGETHER) is a great collection of videos created by our own basketball players and coaches. You can find them here on our website!

A great list of resources for basic skills and workouts for volleyball have been posted on our website. Click here to check them out! 

We will continue to work on resources and videos as the year continues. Stay tuned!

Update 08/17/2020

Volleyball Clinics 
 

We will be hosting free mini clinics on Sundays at Reggie Wong Park. State guidelines will be followed with 2 coaches and 10 participants on 2 different courts. Face masks will be required and the balls will be sanitized between clinics. Parents are not allowed on the court and we encourage them to visit Chinatown to shop and get take out. Sign up here

We know a lot of you are hoping to play with your friends! Clinics will be assigned and you will receive an email confirmation with the date and time you are scheduled. We will do our best to accommodate requests and to give everyone a chance to participate.  If you want to participate with your friends please indicate the names in the comment field on the form.

Upon confirmation, you will receive a waiver form which will be REQUIRED - NO WAIVER NO PLAY!

Clinics will be free, but we ask you to consider a contribution to our "Help Boston Chinatown Reopen". Cash or check contributions will be accepted at the clinic. Let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your patience- it has been a long wait to get the park opened!

Help Clean Up Chinatown 

Love Your Block and BCNC are teaming up this Saturday, August 22 from 9AM- 12PM to help in a neighborhood clean up of Chinatown. Named "Show Action for Chinatown" it is an initiative to help clean up the Chinatown streets we love.

For safety purposes registration is limited to 50 volunteers spots, so SIGN UP ASAP. Social distancing and face coverings will be mandatory!  Sign up here! 

Help Chinatown Reopen 

The Boston Hurricanes and Chinatown Main Street are launching this fundraiser in partnership with Chinatown community organizations, businesses and residents as a part of the "We Love Boston Chinatown Resiliency Campaign". 

Due to its tight streets and small restaurant spaces, Chinatown is facing many more difficulties to reopening than other Boston neighborhoods. 
Your donations will go towards purchasing PPE, hand sanitizer, masks, gloves, surface disinfectants and COVID signage. This not only helps keep business owners and families in Chinatown stay safe, but helps let the rest of Boston and Massachusetts know that Chinatown is a safe place to eat and shop. 

An donation will have an impact! Check out the GoFundMe page here.  Chinatown thanks you! 

Training At Home 
 

We have been working to create training videos and compile exercises and resources to help our athletes train at home and keep their skills sharp. Just because our seasons have been cancelled or deeply affected by COVID does not mean that we can't keep grinding and working hard! 

A great list of resources for basic skills and workouts for volleyball have been posted on our website. Click here to check them out! 

We have several videos that our basketball players have worked incredibly hard on that will be posted here on August 19! 

 

Update 07/28/2020

Cradles to Crayons
 

Looking for a way to give back? We are looking for a group of 20 volunteers to help sort through donations and package outfits for kids in need on Saturday, August 8th from 12:30-2PM!


Kids are allowed, but you must be over 10 years old. 


Masks will be REQUIRED. 


If you're free, please join us by filling out this form HERE. 

An email confirmation will go out to the first 20 people who sign up.

If you're not able to join but would still like to participate, then please consider making a donation to Cradles to Crayons. A list of accepted items can be found HERE and a list of packaging and drop-off guidelines can be found HERE.

Love Letters to Chinatown
 

Chinatown needs our support and love right now more than ever. 

The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) is participating in the Love Letters to Chinatown Project and is looking for submissions from our Hurricanes community. 

They are looking for letters, poems, stories, drawings, paintings, or any creative medium inspired by Chinatown.

Please consider taking a few minutes out of your day to create something for our Boston Chinatown community and bring a smile to someone's face! 

You can submit your creations using the form HERE.

We would love to see what Boston Chinatown means to our Hurricanes members!

Make sure to follow us on all of our social media pages so you don't miss out on participating in the next TikTok or stay up to date any events or announcements about potential future mini-clinics (*hint hint*)!

If you have any questions or suggestions, don't hesitate to reach out and ask us at news@bostonhurricanes.org.

As always, stay safe and stay strong!

Sincerely,
The Boston Hurricanes

Update- 06/25/2020

Hi all,

 

We hope you are all continuing to do well as we enter the summer. This time of year usually marks the beginning of our summer activities, but because this is still not possible due to COVID-19, we are determined to continue to stay connected with our Boston Hurricanes community!  
 

 

Congratulations to all 2020 graduates!

Students have experienced an incredibly strange end to the academic year, and we recognize that it is an especially disappointing end for our graduates. This does not diminish any of the hard work and efforts you have put into receiving your degrees. We applaud the effort, determination, and resilience of our graduates for being able to finish their studies at home. We are excited to see what you do next!

June is Pride Month!

Pride month commemorates the Stonewall Riots, which occurred in 1969, and for many marked the beginning of the Gay Liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States. This is a time to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning folx, and the work that many have put into achieving equal rights and equal opportunities for this community. The Boston Hurricanes support the LGBTQ+ community, and will celebrate them this month and every month. 

 

Chinatown misses you!

As the city of Boston begins to reopen, we encourage you to visit Chinatown’s bakeries, restaurants, and markets. This Sunday, some members of the Hurricanes will be volunteering to hand out hand sanitizer to restaurant workers and others in Chinatown. Look out for more volunteer opportunities in the near future!

While our indoor activities remain cancelled, we will be considering small outdoor activities and gatherings later on in the summer. Please stay tuned to our website and social media for updates, and remember to check out our new Hurricanes TikTok page as well! If you want to get involved, reach out to either Chelsea Hu (@whoischelc) or Billy Chen (@billysongchen) via Instagram or Facebook. 


Continue to stay safe and strong! 


Sincerely,

The Boston Hurricanes 

UPDATE -06/04/2020

To Our Boston Hurricanes Community: 

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we are once again shown the damages of prejudice, racism, and systemic injustice. Along with the rise in discriminatory acts against Asians/Asian-Americans, we have also witnessed the deaths of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, George Floyd in Minnesota, Tony McDade in Florida, and countless others who have served as serious reminders of the daily injustices and lack of basic human rights that the Black community faces. May they rest in power. 

 

We are extremely saddened and horrified by all of these events. As an organization with inclusivity as a core value and an organization that strives to empower our community members, we recognize our responsibility to speak out against these systemic injustices that occur and stand with communities that are suffering.

 

Within the past century, the Civil Rights Movement catalyzed the end of much of the legalized racial discrimination and segregation in America at the time. This organized effort, led by Black-Americans, played a major role in the passing of the Immigration Act of 1965, opening the gate for other immigrants of color. It is the reason many of us and our families in the Canes community are even able to be in America today. 

 

We strongly urge our community to engage in difficult conversations about anti-Blackness, equip themselves with knowledge of Black history and current events, reach out to friends or acquaintances that may be personally hurt or grieving from recent events, and make efforts to demonstrate allyship.

 

We stand with the Black community.

 

Black Lives Matter.

 

Respectfully,

 

The Boston Hurricanes

Update - 5/19/2020

Hi all,
 
We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe despite these unfortunate circumstances. 
 
The Boston Hurricanes have made the difficult decision of cancelling all indoor volleyball, clinics, and basketball activities for Summer 2020. With Governor Baker's announcement, inability to reserve any gym facilities, and our players well-being in mind, we are no longer considering any indoor activities. We are still considering some smaller outdoor clinics and activities, but that decision will be made when it is safe to do so. 
 
We know how important the 9man and basketball seasons are to our players and their families, but our main priority is the health and safety of our community. Despite our inability to meet in-person, we are still committed to staying connected through biweekly newsletters and using our social media platforms as ways to help our players train from the safety of their homes. 

We will be posting training videos, workouts, volleyball challenges, featuring members of our community and more on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. So go check us out and give us a follow, and if you'd like to be featured send us a DM on Instagram!

This is an unusual and difficult time for us all, but we will overcome this together. The Boston Hurricanes is dedicated to continuing our support for our community and providing resources no matter the situation. 
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. 
 
Stay safe, and stay strong! 
 
Sincerely,
The Boston Hurricanes

Update - 4/29/2020

Greetings Boston Hurricanes Community,

We hope you and your families are doing well during this very challenging time. We want to share information with you about our upcoming summer season during this unprecedented time.
 
Because Governor Baker has ordered all school buildings remain closed through the end of the school year, we are unable to schedule any tryouts or clinics at this time. It is uncertain if schools will remain closed throughout the summer.
 
We understand many of our athletes use our the 9-Man season and summer clinics to improve their skills. We are working hard toward creating alternative solutions for training that players can do on their own.


While it is unlikely that we will be able to hold any activities involving large groups this season, we want to gauge how our community is feeling. The health and well-being of our community comes first. Please fill out this survey in regards to what you would consider participating in when the state declares it safe for activities to resume.

Hurricanes Survey

Check out this highlight clip from our 2019 summer clinics. We miss you and hope we can be back together soon!
2019 Clinic Video

We will continue to provide regular updates to you via email, Website, Facebook and Instagram. Don’t hesitate to contact us at wendy@bostonhurricanes.org if you have any questions or need anything. Stay positive and stay safe!

 

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