To update everyone as best we can; I am putting this message out to let you know the current state of our Association and our plans.
We all love the game of Softball and look forward to this time more than others. Unfortunately, with what is an unprecedented health crisis in our lives, everything we know is in flux. From our daily routines, to how we work, to our kid's schedules, to how we view our health and our desire to keep our loved ones safe, particularly our children and elderly family members; these are worrisome and anxious days. Softball should be on the back of our minds, but it is something we valued so here is where we are at.
The city offices are closed to the public until at least April 13th and depending on the state of our community, could be longer.
Our governor asked us to put everything on hold for a minimum of 15 days, and that was most likely just the beginning.
The National Association is still planning on having a season, but everything is on hold.
So at a minimum and for starters, all deadlines are pushing back 15 days.
This could keep moving further out, speculating on how long would be a waste of time.
It is our goal to play this game we love this summer, but we can't guarantee anything at this time.
We will keep updating the website and Facebook as we learn more.
As a Board, we won't even begin contemplating the infinite outcomes and scheduling possibilities until we know more.
If we don't play at all or if we play at a partial season, we will be issuing refunds.
Rest assured, your money isn't going to be lost or wasted.
As of now, there will be no practice field reservations.
The Annual Meeting will not take place as scheduled and we are looking to possibly moving it to season's end.
Bat testing will not begin as expected either.
Again, we will keep you updated and nothing will take you by surprise as far as deadlines and due dates are concerned .
You can feel free to use the city parks and fields at your leisure, unless the city directs otherwise.
If you do, please abide by the current recommended restrictions of gathering size, maintain good hygiene and practice social distancing.
The better we do as individuals, the better we can combat this CoVid-19 pandemic and possibly get back to our lives and routines as closely as we knew them.
Most importantly, stay safe and stay healthy.
Don't let this and all announcements and decisions wear on you. Softball will be back. We care as much as you do.