2020 GVLSA SEASON CANCELED
Grand Valley Members,
As everyone is aware, the 2020 softball season has been affected by the continued COVID-19 outbreak across the province, and in many of our centres. Many GVLSA member organization still have no idea as to when their local municipality will allow teams to begin practice, or play the sport on community fields.
Our sport is also affected from an insurance and liability stand point. GVLSA league executives applaude the volunteers at PWSA for their hard work and diligence in working with the Ministry of Sport on a return to play document for the 2020 season. Most of you have had the opportunity to attend a recent PWSA town hall meeting, in which some of the new protocols we are all facing were discussed.
It is our belief at this time as executives of the GVLSA league that we can't guarantee that each of our member associations/clubs and teams will always adhere to the protocols outlined in the return to play document. Therefore this, coupled with the uncertainty of diamond availability, and a definite date for return to play from the Ministry, Softball Ontario, and PWSA we have decided to cancel all GVLSA activities for 2020.
All teams, will receive a full refund of the $125.00 league fee charged. We have not cashed the payments we received at our spring meeting. We can simply shred these cheques for everyone. Those that paid cash will receive a refund over the next 30-days.
Our leadership team, and conveners will share coaches contacts for each of our divisions. This will allow teams and associations to look to schedule one v one friendlies when the climate allows.
Stay safe everyone!
GVLSA Leadership Team