COVID-19 Letter to FVLL Families
May 8, 2020
Hello Fort Vancouver Little League (FVLL) families:
As we continue to work through these unprecedented times, we want to give you an update on Fort Vancouver Little League spring baseball season. The league received word from the City on 4/21/20 that our park will remain closed until 7/31/20. With this information and our commitment to providing a safe environment, the board has made the tough decision to cancel our regular season. Fall ball season will be discussed in July.
We would like to acknowledge the frustration & sadness some of you & your kids may be feeling due to this decision. It is not a decision we make lightly & our hearts are heavy at the thought of a season without the magic of baseball & softball. In addition, we acknowledge the continued support we receive from all of you, not only monetarily, but as you have volunteered on the fields & in the snack stand, & made sacrifices to get your kids to practice & games. We know how much this means to you & especially your children. Please know that as an organization, our coaches, as well as your board of directors are doing all we can to be ready to safely get our teams back on the fields so we can "play ball!".
Even though we will not be playing ball this spring, the league has incurred many expenses, from baseballs & playing equipment, to dirt $ fertilizer.
If the league refunds all registration fees, we will not have funds to start next year. In addition, without a regular season, the league will not have the opportunity to raise funds through our candy sales, concessions, 50/50 raffles and end of season team baskets. As a non-profit organization, fundraising is vital to keep the league going. We have determined the lowest amount of money we will need in the bank to continue operating the league next season and determined it could be fulfilled by 30% of the current registrations. You can donate more than the amount below if you would like.
*Suggestions are figured at 30% of registration fees.
YOUR REGISTRATION DOLLARS CAN BE LEFT WITH US AND GO TOWARD THE 2021 SEASON
Candy buy-outs will also be refunded upon request or you may donate this as well.
ANY & ALL DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED
Please contact Dave Wallis for refunds by May 20. If we do not hear from you, we thank you for your donation and look forward to seeing you next season.
Stay Healthy & Stay Safe!
2020 FORT VANCOUVER LITTLE LEAGUE BOARD
Dave Wallis, President