2020 Little League Season – Cancelled

Parents I hope all of you and your families continue to be safe and healthy during this ongoing public health situation.  Regrettably, MVLL will not be able to offer any form of a continuing or amended spring season due to the COVID-19 virus.  For the well-being and safety of our players, coaches and volunteers the MVLL board has made the decision to end the spring season and we will offer a financial consideration to all paid players assigned to a team.

This decision was not done in haste as we have closely followed the tracking of COVID-19 in Arizona and within our community.  We have followed the recommendations of Western Region, Little League International and have been in multiple discussions with the District administration, who in turn has been in contact with the State leadership.  With so much uncertainty, the results of our recent survey and with spring quickly turning into summer the decision was an obvious one.

As you know the spring season was already underway when government announcements were made that ended play and some of the league funds had already been spent at that time.  We are preparing a prorated refund of registration fees based on unrecoverable monies that have already been spent.  On the plus side Little League International has announced they are reimbursing all Little Leagues their charter fees for 2020 so there is a little positive in all of this.  As noted we are beginning to work on refunds and we appreciate those of you that have already chosen to donate their fees to MVLL.  Further information will be coming out shortly.

While I’m saddened to have to cancel our spring season, the health and safety of our players, coaches, volunteers and the local community takes precedence. I look forward to this pandemic ending and look forward to seeing old friends and making new friends, socializing and the pleasure of watching kids play ball again very soon.  I feel for the boys and girls that may not play in the future, I feel for the kids that were playing for the first time and for all of the ones in between.  As a reminder MVLL offers a league for kids to play from ages 5-16 so I hope all of you will be back next season.

I want to extend our heartfelt thanks for your support and wish all the best to you and your family in these challenging times.  We are a community and we look forward to seeing everyone again soon.

 

Justin