SSMBA Cancels 2020 season, News (Saugeen Shores Minor Baseball)

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SSMBA Cancels 2020 season
Submitted By Laura Kranenburg on Friday, June 19, 2020
The SSMBA has made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 baseball and Fastball season.  We struggled to make this decision as every one of us was hopeful to see the kids on the diamond this year.

Upon review of the Baseball Ontario Return to Play protocol and the Province's guidelines we did not feel that we could offer a baseball experience that would be both safe and fun for the kids.  The guidelines would have added an additional burden to our players, parents and coaches and we felt that we could not reasonably move forward this season.

We appreciate the feedback from our survey which showed us that at least 40% of our registrants were not interested in carrying on with the year and many have already requested refunds.  This was certainly part of the puzzle for us in making our decision, but there were many other factors in our decision making.  We also spoke with our coaches to understand how they felt about the additional responsibility and how the season would look if we continued on.

SSMBA Executive will continue to monitor the situation and plan for baseball in 2021.

Full refunds will be made available via e-transfer or cheque.  E-transfer is our preferred method.  Please email your preference to our Registrar, Lorraine, at [email protected] and she will organize your refund.  Please allow for a few weeks for this data to be collected and given to our Treasurer to refund. 

If you have already indicated your refund preference if you have a child in our Junior and Intermediate Rookie program, you do not need to email again.We need to know your preference by Sunday, June 21st.  If we have not heard from you then you will receive a cheque in the mail.

We want to thank all of our SSMBA families for their understanding and support and we hope to see you all back on the diamond in 2021.

Laura Kranenburg, President SSMBA
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