Dear Youth Leaders,

I pray that you had a blessed holiday season and in 2021 you will be enabled to do effective youth ministry to as many students as God will allow.

Regarding our Breakaway student conference scheduled for March 5-7, 2021 in Ocean City, MD. Our leadership has maintained regular communication with the Ocean City Convention Center (OCCC) during the pandemic. In early December, the leadership staff of the OCCC asked if we could delay the decision making process regarding our event until mid January. In November, the State of Maryland issued a restriction that any Performing Arts Facilities had to operate at 50% capacity or 100 people, whichever was less. As of last week, that restriction is still in place, making it virtually illegal for OCCC to host us for Breakaway.

This certainly is disappointing news, but due to this restriction, we are forced to cancel Breakaway '21! I am sorry to have to share this disappointing news, but am guessing you may have suspected this could have happened.

I have asked the leadership of the OCCC to schedule dates for us in March of 2022 as soon as possible. We will surely get back to you with any further details. In the meantime, if our leadership can do anything for you and your ministry, please do not hesitate to ask.

Together, we are disappointed, but we press on knowing that our Lord remains in control and has plans for each of our ministries.

God bless you as you continue to serve youth for Christ!

Gary Grecco
Executive Director, Mason-Dixon Youth for Christ