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March 24, 2020
Good evening everyone,

I wanted to give you an update of the preseason/season.

Back on March 12, we had communicated that all league activities were on hold until April 6.  This includes family night, originally scheduled for March 26, which you may have received a calendar reminder for earlier today (as we had not deleted it from the calendar- we apologize).

As the situation has continued to evolve, Little League International (aka Williamsport) has advised all leagues to suspend their seasons (for those in the warm southern U.S., who started already), or to not begin their seasons, until May 11.

As such, we are going to hold off on scheduling all activities, including selection of teams, until mid-April.  At that time, we will have a better picture of what is occurring in our nation and in our city. We are truly hoping we can look to go full steam ahead then. At this time, we absolutely plan on having a season, when it is safe to do so.

We will still have time to select teams, contact families, announce a family night and schedule practices.  While we wait, we will re-open registration until Friday, April 17 at noon, with no late fees.

Also, we know some of you have asked to “hit in the cage”.  The city has closed all play structures in the city’s parks, and while the batting cage being considered a structure could be debated, we are going to follow along in the spirit of this directive.  The city mandate, along with Little League’s guidance, means that the using the cage cannot happen.  Additionally, the cage is still locked, and the L screens and other safety equipment are still stored for the winter. 

However, there are plenty of drills that can be done at home, and we will post some of those later this week on our Facebook page.

This is an unprecedented time for all of us. We are keeping all our SLL families, past and present, in our thoughts.  We will be back to you by the 17th of April with an update, or sooner, if anything significant occurs.

On behalf of all our SLL Directors: Be well, stay safe, we will get through this. 

Sincerely,

 

Ray Cruddas
President, Salem Little League

cc:          Mayor Kimberly Driscoll, City of Salem
Patricia O’Brien, Superintendent, City of Salem
Joe Candelaria, Facilities Manager, City of Salem
               
J. Baglieri, MA Little League District 16

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Salem Little League, PO Box 623
Salem, Massachusetts 01970

Phone: 978-743-6070

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