- 2020 MLLB Season Cancelled Due To Covid-19
MLLB: Final verdict for the 2020 season
As always, I hope everyone is doing well and enjoyed their long weekend. Here comes the dreaded email everyone was probably expecting (trust me, it pains me to the barrier of bad news).
With Covid, and so many unknowns, I realize not everyone would be comfortable with playing ball this year- the league, and myself, completely respect that. I also know others are wanting to play and we also respect their decision. There is no right or wrong choice. As a community, we happily respect everyone and their own personal choices/comfort levels. The Covid guidelines, and the introduction of a variety of new rules for the current ball season, does take a lot of the fun out of the game. I think it is safe to say that the majority of you would agree with that.
Last week, I emailed all the coaches and asked them to reach out to their teams to get an idea on how people were feeling about playing this season with all the current guidelines in place. Although I have not heard back from all teams, the general consensus was to cancel the 2020 season. Teams who responded were in favour of doing fun, neighbourhood games. These games will not be associated with MLLB, there will be no fee associated (should you wish to participate), games will be organized amongst yourselves and you will be playing at your own risk (as you will not have insurance covering you). So to be clear, the 2020 MLLB season has officially been cancelled. I hope you all can respect this final decision and like I mentioned previously, it was not the outcome I was hoping for.
As you all know, I held registration the weekend before Covid hit so you have all registered and paid for the 2020 season. That being said, I am giving everyone two options: 1.) MLLB will keep your $75 and use it for payment for the 2021 season or 2.) you can request a refund.
Those wanting a refund please email email@example.com and I will be sure to organize that for you. If I do not hear from you, I will assume that means you are wanting MLLB to keep your funds as payments for 2021. Likewise, should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out.
Thank you kindly for all your patience these past couple months as I/we navigated these uncharted territories. I hope to you see you all soon and looking forward to the 2021 ball season (and hey, maybe even fall ball?!)
All my best,
This is the 37th Year For Munster Leisure Lobball League
MLLB COVID-19 Update
Hello wonderful people,
First off, I hope everyone and their families are staying safe and healthy. This is such a crazy time in the world right now, but like always, the people of Munster (and surrounding areas) unite to support each other. So if you are in need of anything at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to myself, a neighbour or teammate. We are in this together.
Sadly, my MLLB update isn't the best news, as I am sure you are all aware.
On Monday (April 6th), the City of Ottawa, announced the closure of all facilities, including sport fields, until the end of June 2020. To be honest, I was not totally surprised to hear this news, although a small part of me was hopeful the ball season would have started on time (something to look forward to- am I right?). We respect this decision, and ultimately, we all need to continue to do our part to flatten the curve and hopefully end this sooner rather than later.
So what does this mean for the 2020 MLLB season? Well, we haven't stopped planning. Everything that has been organized thus far (rental contracts for the diamond, insurance, t-shirts etc.) has currently been put 'on hold'. We are unsure of what the future holds, but as of right now, we are hopeful we will have some kind of ball season, at some point- July to September perhaps? Like most things right now, this is very fluid, and can change very quickly, but please know we haven't written off the 2020 ball season yet.
I greatly appreciate your patience & I will be sure to update everyone, to the best of my ability, along the way.
Here is to Friday nights/Sunday afternoons at the diamond, playing the sport we all love, drinking our favourite beverages with our favourite people.
Stay safe and see everyone soon.
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