The PAL Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Program. The current COVID-19 pandemic makes it impossible to guarantee the safety, security and health of our children and counselors. Bringing a large group of people together in this time would be both dangerous and irresponsible.
Additionally, we want to re-enforce previous communication around the temporary cancellation of all PAL activities until it is safe to reconvene. There will be no authorized PAL activities (games, practices, training) of any kind, for any sport for any reason until further notice. We are in regular contact with other towns’
Recreation Departments and Youth Centers, we are monitoring CDC guideline updates and our Directors are in regular contact with national programs with whom we are affiliated, for example, Cal Ripken Baseball.
Furthermore, it is important to note that we have all heard the rumors that certain towns are starting programs on certain dates. We have contacted the Directors of each of these programs. We all hope to resume some level of activity as soon as it is safe and responsible to do so, but at this time we do not know when that may be and again, it would be irresponsible to make a projection.
We understand and share in the profound sadness brought on by the temporary lack of recreational athletic opportunities created by this pandemic. We understand and share the desire to get back onto the fields to compete. We understand and share the drive to just go out and play with our friends. We want the same things, but only when it is safe to do so. We UNDERSTAND.
Finally, we remain deeply and fully committed to the well-being, safety and security of our children, and will use this commitment as our guide in making the best decisions moving forward, it has served us well for 62 years.
We will continue to provide updates as our situation changes. For now, all of us in P.A.L. are with you. We will do our part to ensure we all stay as safe and healthy as possible, and we ask your assistance in doing the same. We know better days are ahead, and we will be ready when that day arrives!
PAL Board of Directors