News Detail

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Jul, 2020

Let's Go

NRLL has finally received word from Sunrise Recreation and Park District and Sacramento County that we are permitted to hold only practices at this time, and with significant protocols.  NRLL Board of Directors have spent considerable time and energy developing protocols that will allow us to practice in accordance with these jurisdictions' requirements.  
Unfortunately, now it is already July, and spring is officially behind us, and there are still so many unknowns ahead of us. We have to consider that there are families, managers, and players, that may choose not to participate in summer or fall.  What we can currently offer for those players that were registered for Spring 2020, is that they can choose to participate, at no additional cost, in whatever baseball we can get in this summer and fall. 
In order to satisfy the requirements, any family that is interested, must complete the document at the following link, once per player: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSemuJjfIHQz0DGidv5aLn0x1MxxQrwLFecoFc8E_JOEpCWe7g/viewform
In addition, every family that does participate in summer and fall, will be provided a copy of the full Risk Assessment and Site-Specific Protection Plan, so that there are no illusions about what protocols will be expected to be followed. 
Again, because we expect that there will be families, managers, and players that may choose not to participate in this summer/fall program, NRLL Board of Directors anticipates that there may have to be re-forming of groups, particularly in the minors, farm, and tee ball divisions.  We will give all families one week (through 7/9) to complete their document(s), so that we can determine number of teams, assign managers, and notify all participants.  These groups may be subject to change over time, if necessary, if the jurisdictions' requirements change. All we can do is try to maintain flexibility to get in as much baseball as will be allowed.  Our hope is that within two weeks, we can all be officially practicing.
At this point, there are no refunds available from the Spring 2020 season.  NRLL expenditures prior to Opening Day included approximately $6,000 in equipment, $7,000 in field maintenance, $21,000 in uniforms and hats, $9,000 in league expenses (utilities, insurance, chartering, permits, score books, paper, ink, banners, etc) and $4,000 in snack bar costs.  My running request is that if anyone needs to buy lots of Fountain Syrup, please let us know!  Spring Registration Fees made back $33,000, and we made $7,000 from our amazing Sponsors, which means that we are still $7,000 out of pocket, on top of ongoing expenses that will continue to accrue. 
Finally, I really want to thank each of you for your time, and your patience. I am forever grateful for all of our Board of Directors, all of the Managers, Coaches, and various volunteers that gave of their time and effort.  All of the preparation since last fall, to make upgrades to our park, to prepare our teams, and our Players, for a season that wasn't to be. Please stay as positive as possible for your players; there will be more baseball to be played. Keep them ready, keep their attitudes and efforts up, and I hope to see you all out at the park very soon.  Reach out with any questions.
Yours in baseball everyday, 
Kat

Kathleen Dippert 
NRLL President





 

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