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COVID-19 UPDATE (May 14)
In recent days, Nebraska's governor announced limited resumption of baseball and softball with some significant restrictions and limitations. After reviewing those, the Memorial LL Board of Directors has determined that we do not have the capacity to operate our program within those limitations - so we are going to have to forego our regular operation. Below is the full text of the announcement from the Memorial LL president:
Hello Memorial Little Leaguers!
With the recent announcement by Governor Ricketts regarding a limited resumption of baseball and softball for the summer, I am sure all of you have questions about what Memorial LL is going to try to do.
While we are glad for the easing of the lockdown, our Board of Directors looked over the restrictions laid out in the governor's announcement, and we quickly reached the conclusion that we simply cannot provide an enjoyable baseball experience within those limits. At younger ages, for example, it simply is not possible to do what we do without close contact between coaches and players. Even at older ages, these restrictions represent an enormous challenge.
One of the things we have learned over the years is that Memorial LL is much more about community than it is about winning, and the bottom line is that the restrictions described in the governor's announcement get in the way of that mission, so we are not going to be able to have anything like a normal regular season.
Having said all of that, a significant portion of our board wants to remain ready in the event that restrictions are eased further, to explore the possibility of holding events later on. We will maintain this mailing list and watch for future developments, and if at all possible, we will revisit our options in June.
Of course, we can't promise anything along those lines - because we cannot predict what the situation will be next month. If we are able to implement something, it is important for families to realize that they will bear additional responsibilities imposed by the current health environment - things like ensuring players have their own equipment and that sort of thing. Our volunteers will do everything they can to maintain a safe and healthy environment, but as volunteers, our ability to do those things is limited.
I am sorry - I wish I had better news. As I hope you have known since the corona virus became an obstacle, you can contact Sam Addy for a refund of your registration fee at any time. If you wish for a part of that fee or all of that fee to be treated as a contribution to Memorial LL, please let him know that as well. To help Sam keep the number of emails manageable - if you wish to leave the money where it is and to have it applied as a credit to your 2021 registration fee, you need do nothing at all. If Sam does not hear from you, we will handle the money that way.
Sam's email address is: email@example.com
Thank you for all of your support - this year and in past years. You are the best community in all of youth sports, and your board is grateful for everything you do.