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Spring Season Suspended Until May 11, 2020

 
 

While public health authorities are taking action to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, it is important that we, as a league and as individuals, play a role to help stop the spread of this virus as well.
 
 

 
These are unprecedented time of uncertainty. As our leadership gains insight into the larger issues associated with this virus and receives guidance on how the future will unfold, we can provide more targeted communication on our season and the administrative issues associated with that. We still hope to get back on the fields this year with a modified schedule and format, but for now we are following the recommendation of Little League International and District 56. We unfortunately need to extend our season suspension until May 11, 2020.

  Thank you for your patience and continued support. Please keep your loved ones healthy and safe.
 
  West Fullerton Little League leadership has chosen to follow the recommendation of Little League International and District 56 to suspend our season to May 11, 2020 and to allow our community to focus on more pressing matters than youth baseball. We will continue to assess additional guidance on the impact of delaying the season. When there is clarity about when or how we may be able to resume our season, we will be back in touch to update you.  

In the meantime, we have developed a series of FAQs below that relate to open matters you may be seeking information on.  The theme of these FAQ's is that parents should focus on keeping their families safe and healthy during this period and that you should NOT be focused on administrative issues related to our suspended season.

Fundraising 
Please do NOT engage in any further fundraising activities.  Like our season, the deadline for fundraising has been suspended. 
 
If you are holding on to fundraiser money and would like to submit it, we would ask that you mail it to: WFLL, P.O. Box 2407, Fullerton, CA 92835.  To ensure that the funds are recorded properly, please indicate the team in the "memo" section of your check.  Please do NOT send cash.
 
But again, we are NOT asking that you engage in any fundraising activity, nor are we asking that you make any efforts to send in monies at this time.
 
Trophies
Again, with the season suspended we do not need to have Team Parents collect names for trophies at this point.
 
Managers & Coaches :
As stated quite clearly in our email to managers the other day, this suspension includes ALL WFLL-related activities from practices to individual instruction to pizza parties.  There are to be NO WFLL-team-related activities occurring until further notice.
 
Angel Day
Major League Baseball has postponed its Opening Day, but has made no determination about the disposition of its season as of yet.  We have requested a refund from the Angels and are awaiting it to be returned to us, once that happens, all tickets that are returned will be refunded. Please keep your tickets in a safe place at this time.
 
Titan Night
Due to the cancellation of the CSUF Baseball season, this event has also been cancelled.
 
All Stars & Postseason
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, should we be able to resume.
 
Registration Fees
Our leadership, at the direction of Little League International, is reviewing our finances, including costs associated with this season, contract obligations, and other factors.  Any actions the Board might take regarding a final disposition on this current season will be carefully considered and, per our charter, approved by Little League International.


Patrick Vannoy
President
West Fullerton Little League

 

 

Little League Baseball and Softball


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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