I hope this email finds you well as we all do our part to flatten the curve. In the absence of sports and the uncertainty of when we can collectively “take the field”, the executive board has been having discussions and looking at strategies and adjustments to maximize play for our players once we are back in business.
Last night, the executive board enjoyed the benefits of modern technology by holding a video meeting using Zoom. Here is what we’ve discussed and agreed upon:
The leadership feels confident that we can give your players and teams a competitive season, finishing up with playoffs.
Given we know we are returning no earlier than May 5, of course the schedule will be pushed back into May and June.
The new schedule will have a few less games per team, but we will do our best to give each team as many games as possible.
We are not naïve to think we can hold all of the events that we initially set out to accomplish this season. In that light, this season’s Hit-a-Thon is cancelled.
The softball tournament, War at the Shore, is being postponed from Memorial Weekend to a date to be determined, likely in July or August.
At this point we will be holding the Father’s Day Baseball Tournament as planned.
Several families have asked about the checks the league has for volunteer hours. Please understand that the league does not intend to financially benefit from the unusual circumstances we all find ourselves in. As we approach our return date, we will update the Sign-up Genius with new offerings. At that time we will determine how many volunteer shifts we will need to complete the season. If the number of checks/shifts we have exceeds the need, we will adjust and communicate the expectation.
Please also understand that the league’s schedule remains contingent on decisions by government leadership and RBUSD.
As I have spoken to previously, I truly love our Redondo Sunset family. As we are all focused on hunkering down while this passes, we are not in a position to look around our community to check in on one another. If your family has a need others may assist with, please reach out.
Personally, if there is any way I can be of support, please let me know. (It’s amazing how much time I have on my hands in the absence of sports.) I am looking forward to this crisis passing. I would like to get us all back to enjoying one another and the things we love, including baseball and softball.
Looking forward to seeing you on the field.
President, Redondo Sunset
Date: March 14th, 2020
Redondo Sunset Families:
What a difference 24 hours makes. As you have likely learned, RBUSD and our neighboring school districts have closed their campuses and are going online. We have also received recommendations from PONY and USA Softball to postpone all activities.
Redondo Sunset is postponing all practices and games until, at least, April 6th, 2020. Over the course of the upcoming weeks, the board will continue to monitor the situation. Our decisions will be based on school district approval for the use of all RBUSD fields.
Makeup picture day is still on at Alta Vista Park on Sunday, March 15th, between 11 am - 12 noon. Pictures will be taken in the parking lot just to the left, as you pull into the park, by Pumpkin Man Field. Look for a white canopy. Teams need appointments, individuals do not. If you would like to have your child Photoshopped into the team picture, the cost is $25. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted. If you have any concerns about the safety of attending, please stay home. You can call Treasured Moments Photography at 310.540.7123, to setup a private appointment to “makeup” your pictures at their studio. All pictures must be taken by Friday, March 20th, 2020.
I know this decision is disappointing to many. Please understand the board came to this decision after considering all potential impacts of the virus and after consulting trusted members of the medical community. Personally, I am so grateful this virus is not greatly affecting youth in the age groups Redondo Sunset serves. Even so, we consider parents and grandparents as just as much a part of our Sunset family, and we are focused on keeping our entire community safe and healthy.
I hope the risks this pandemic poses will soon pass and we can get back to all of our usual activities. I know I’m going to miss seeing my Redondo Sunset family!
Safety is always our first priority for our players. With the current COVID-19 virus, we have already started following the same measures as suggested by schools or local officials. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and communicate any changes promptly.
As of now, please continue to follow these important procedures:
Keep your player home if he/she is sick; please don’t send them to practices or games
This includes all physical contact and extends to customary game-related activities, such as pre-post-game handshakes, umpire-coach introductions, and post-game handshakes between members of opposing teams
Use verbal queues, such as saying “Good Game”, without shaking hands, high-fiving or fist-bumping
We will continue to ensure our restrooms and snack bar are stocked with hand soaps and hand sanitizer. We appreciate your cooperation in reminding players of these new steps as we work together to keep safety our priority.
On Wednesday, February 26th, our community last a strong, sweet, and special young man too soon. Noah Chang was so much to so many - a wonderful son, brother, and grandson, a treasure to his family, and the best teammate and friend you could ask for. An amazing young man with a smile that lit up every room and every baseball field on which he played, Noah’s dedication, persistence and work ethic to make himself the best made him a role model for all kids he met.
In the coming days, weeks, and months - the Chang family will need our support. Our community can help ease their burdens. Please give what you can, pray for their peace, and send love and prayers for Noah, who we are sure is watching over them with his huge heart.