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May, 2020

2020 LL Season is Cancelled!

Good afternoon!  I hope this email finds everyone healthy and well.  It's been several weeks since my latest update and I apologize for leaving everyone wondering about the season, but it was time needed for the league's Board of Directors to obtain necessary information and recommendations to make a decision.  Taking all the available information and recommendations into account, I am sorry to inform our MLL families that the Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2020 little league season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  This decision was not made lightly, but the Board believes it was made with the best interests of all players and volunteers in mind.  There were many factors considered during this decision-making process with the most important consideration being the health and safety of the players.  I understand there is going to be frustration and disappointment amongst some parents and players, but please know this decision was made mindfully, although with heavy hearts.  Please respect this decision. 

With this decision to cancel the season comes a couple of issues that need to be addressed:

1) Registration Refunds- Please be patient with this process.  It involves more than league administrators just clicking a button to refund monies.  We do not control the registration program that allows refunds, but we have already contacted the company that manages these processes and will be tele-conferencing with a refund specialist next week to ensure refunds are processed to credit/debit accounts smoothly.   At this time, it appears refunding will be easier to manage than crediting some accounts for next season.  Once we learn more information next week, I will provide updates.

2) Raffle Tickets- It was determined that the league should not ask families to sell raffle tickets with the season being cancelled.  The league will not be distributing tickets to those who have yet to receive them.  If you did receive raffle tickets and sold some or all, please make every effort to return the money to those who purchased them.  The league will not be collecting raffle ticket money, and there will not be prize drawings.  I understand this decision may cause headaches for those who have already sold their tickets, but the Board believes this decision is the right one given the cancellation of the season.

It is our hope to have a "Field Day" for our players at some point later this summer if restrictions surrounding COVID-19 are lifted.  This "Field Day" would allow families and players to come together for food, fun, and Sandlot-style games.  The planning of this event is in the works and with fingers-crossed we hope to make it happen.  More information to come. 

As always, the Board of Directors endeavors to be as transparent with all MLL families, especially during these unchartered times.  So, please don't hesitate to contact me or another board member with any questions you might have. 

Thank you for your time and understanding.
Jason

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