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Thank You K&M Custom Cabinetry, Inc!!!!

The Board of Directors and Families of SHLL can not thank K & M Custom Cabinetry, Inc of Safety Harbor enough for their continued support of SHLL.  While the material for the cabinetry was donated by Wilsonart, K & M Cabinetry donated their resources and superior workmanship of which retails in excess of $10,000.  Thank you again for being a valued partner of Safety Harbor Little League!

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4/30/2020
 
Message from the President:
 
While remaining in close contact with the City of Safety Harbor throughout the COVID19 pandemic, the SHLL Board of Directors has been meeting regularly and monitoring the best possible time and circumstances to begin our 2020 season.  We have full intentions of continuing our season as soon as Pinellas County and the City of Safety Harbor allow for us to move forward.  You will be informed as soon as we know and then it will be up to the parents in regards to if they want their children to participate or not.  The SHLL Board of Directors and District 12 are working on social distancing parameters to help with keeping our families safe as COVID19 remains a constant threat to our society.  This is a challenging time for all of us, but we will try and make the best decisions possible for the greater good of our SHLL community.
 
At 3pm today, the President and CEO of Little League, Steve Keener, gave an update about the end of the season All Star Tournaments.  He was very sad to state that the Regional and Championship tournaments in Williamsport, PA and around the world/nation for all age groups will be cancelled for the 2020 season.  Due to travel restrictions and immigration challenges it would be impossible to have everyone attend.  He was encouraging while stating that he would support District, Sectional, and State Tournaments.  They are requesting for the players ages to be saved in order to give each player the opportunity to have the All Star experience if he/she so desires.  Obviously there are a lot of details of which will need to be ironed out, but I thought that this was at least some good news.  At this time, there is no concrete plan of if/when this will happen, but I thought it was encouraging that at least there is a possibility of giving our players this potential opportunity.
 
Around the park:  If you haven't been to or near the park, you wouldn't/couldn't have noticed the brand new bleacher shades on fields 1-5.  This has been a two year process that was initiated by SHLL and SH Rotary, while being orchestrated by the City of Safety Harbor.  With the new terf near fields 1,2, and 3 coupled with the brand new awnings, our park looks phenomenal.  If you know a SH Rotarian or SH City Commissioner please tell them thank you from all of us that use the park regularly.  It's been amazing working with the City Officials that believe in parks/recreation and that have worked so well with SHLL for many years running.  The SH Rotary donated nearly $27,000 of which some of the funds were initiated do to our involvement with the Frankenstein Frenzy which was held in October.
 
Fieldhouse:  Brian Lapointe, one of our most active fundraisers at SHLL, has been working with many local companys while revamping our entire fieldhouse. We are excited for the completion of this project, as an overhaul has been needed for quite sometime.  Thank you Brian!  The cabinetry is being donated by K&M Cabinetry of which is the same local Safety Harbor company that donated their time and resources to our concession stand last fall.  Thank you K&M Cabinetry!
 
Utility Cart:  Brian Lapointe and Alan Chichester have also been working hard on the purchase of a new utility cart for SHLL.  Chip Teider, Of Counsel, from Blaxberg & Associates donated most of the funds for the cart of which is now in service.  Chip is one our coveted and much appreciated SHLL board members, AAA Division Managers, and Sponsors   As SHLL continued to throw money at the old golf carts for maintenance and repairs, those cycles continued with very little end in site.  We are extremely grateful for Blaxberg & Associates generous donation.  Another huge thank you to Brian, Alan and Chip for making this happen.
 
As you can tell, although no baseball/softball is being played, the SHLL Board of Directors is continuing to make our children and families experiences with little league the best that it can possibly be.
 
Again, I can not thank you all enough for all of the time and effort that you have given to SHLL!
 
I'll continue to keep you informed, as I promise we will make the best possible decisions for all during this challenging period of history.
 
Sincerely,
 
Jeff Callahan
 
PS - For those of you that know me, Player Development is near and dear to my heart.  If you are looking for some fielding drills, check out Trosky Baseball on YouTube or follow Jerry Weinstein from the Colorado Rockies if you are interested in a catching guru.

Date:  3/18/2020 

Dear Little League Volunteer,

This is much bigger than Little League®.

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is rapidly changing the way that we, as global citizens, think, act, gather, learn, and live our daily lives. And, yes, that also means how we play Little League.

With the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Little League International Board of Directors and staff is now strongly advising all its local Little League programs to suspend/delay their Little League seasons through no earlier than Monday, May 11. We implore you to follow this recommendation and suspend all Little League activities through no earlier than May 11.

We recognize that this is the heart of the traditional Little League season, and we share in the great disappointment that many are feeling surrounding this additional pause in the 2020 season. However, it is our hope that by doing this, we will all play a small, but important part in flattening the curve in the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

We will continue to consult with appropriate medical advisors, government health officials and our volunteer leaders around the world, and we are committed to doing the best we can for the safety and wellbeing of our players, families, volunteers, and fans.

As this situation evolves, Little League International is committed to sharing the best guidance possible for all of our 6,500 leagues in more than 84 countries. It is our sincere hope that we can find ways to bring everyone back to the Little League fields this season, whether that’s later this spring or throughout the summer.

Currently, Little League International is working through all possible scenarios for the 2020 Little League International Tournament and tournament eligibility for our leagues and players in our various divisions of play.

Little League will continue to provide additional guidance on the impact of delaying the season and has developed a series of FAQs available at LittleLeague.org/Coronavirus. We are committed to sharing information as it becomes available on issues like player eligibility and tournament participation, charter and insurance status for the year, and A Safety Awareness Program plan deadlines.

We also will be sharing guidance on how to resume operations when appropriate, best practices for handling the financial implications, and how you can communicate with parents and families in your communities about this delay in Little League activity. This information will continue to be developed and shared on LittleLeague.org/Coronavirus and through all of our communications methods.

There are countless resources available, and we urge you to follow the information available through World Health OrganizationCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), your state’s public health department (click here for a listing of state public health departments ), and other county and/or local authorities including precedents set by area school districts and government agencies.

We encourage you to stay in touch with Little League and share any additional feedback or questions from your local communities by emailing SeasonUpdate@LittleLeague.org.

Thank you all for your support, understanding, and community leadership. We will be thinking of our global Little League community during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Stephen D. Keener

Stephen D. Keener
Little League President and CEO



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