West Side Little League Families,
We are rapidly approaching the May 11th date previously listed as a Little League milestone. Unfortunately, we are not close to having our children begin their spring baseball or softball seasons. Despite everyone’s cabin fever and desire to get outside, we are all bound by state and local regulations preventing large group gatherings and the adherence to social distancing guidelines. Our township fields are simply not available to us yet.
We are still hopeful there will be some semblance of Little League baseball and softball this year, but we can certainly understand the hesitation of having your children participate in group sports this spring/summer. Although we are NOT officially cancelling our West Side spring seasons at this time, we will move forward in refunding your children’s registrations if you do not want to wait to see how this plays out. You could certainly reregister with West Side at a later date this spring/summer when we're cleared to play.
If you would like a refund of your spring registration fees at this time, please follow the process below. I am asking all families to consider a $35 donation to West Side to help defray costs that have already been paid: equipment/uniforms (that could be used next year), field repair & maintenance costs already incurred, etc. I can certainly understand if a donation can not be made at this time, but please consider one if you are able.
If we are still unable to initiate a season weeks from now, the same refund will be offered - no penalty for waiting! If you have already inquired about getting a refund, please follow the steps below. We want to keep the refund process as organized as possible, and using these steps should help.
To initiate a refund, please follow these steps:
1) send an email to the address:
2) Add to the subject field either:
“Full Refund” or “Refund - Donate $35”
3) Please list in the body of the email:
- Parent name
- Player(s) names
- Home address
- Cell or home phone number
We continue to closely monitor our local townships for any news about relaxing their field policies - I have been in touch with each of the Township Managers in charge of the fields we play on. I will forward any pertinent news as soon as I receive it.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all deal with this unprecedented situation. Best wishes and please stay safe.
West Side Little League