Chandler American Families,
It is with great disappointment that we inform you that the 2020 Chandler American Little League baseball season is formally cancelled due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 virus. We have been informed by the City of Chandler that the fields and bathrooms at Nozomi Park will likely remain close until the end of May, at the earliest. In addition, Little League International has announced the cancellation the 2020 post-season tournament. Finally, the sister leagues within our District have announced the cancellation of their 2020 seasons. We had sincerely hoped to resume play, but with the ongoing state of emergency and the impending summer heat, there is no avenue to resume baseball this season.
As we announced on April 4, 2020, refunds are being offered for those who request them. CALL is offering a refund of registration fees paid minus $10.00 per player. The cost is comprised of the uniforms plus the $3.00 service fee charged by Sports Connect, the provider of the registration platform. Chandler American does not receive any portion of this service fee. All players and coaches will keep their uniforms for the 2020 season. To a request a refund, please email Nate Berg, our league Treasurer, at treasurer at [email protected]. To allow the league to timely close its books, requests for refunds will be accepted through June 30, 2020. Please note that refunds will be sent the address on file in our system, unless you specify another address at the time of you request.
As an option, you can elect to donate your registration fees to the league to help it come back bigger and better next year. Through the efforts of board members who have served this league, CALL is financially sound, despite the effects of the pandemic. This has allowed us to reduce fees by more than 10% this year. However, like so many other organizations, the pandemic prevented CALL from conducting any fundraising activities, such as Opening Day which provides significant financial support for the league.
If you cannot donate, please consider volunteering for a board position for the upcoming 2020-2021 season. Besides meeting new friends, it is really a great experience. To help the league get a jump on next year and to promote an orderly transition, we will hold elections for board seats in early July instead of August 2020. We are hopeful that the additional time will permit the opportunity to plan appropriately for the upcoming 2021 baseball season in light of the challenges were are currently experiencing. Please continue to check the CALL website for the date of board elections. In the meantime, please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you next year.
Board of Directors
Chandler American Little League