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Letter from the President - Season Cancelled

Update - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

May 30, 2020

Dear Parents, Volunteers, and Friends of NBBA:

On behalf of the league’s Board of Directors, I regret to have to announce the cancellation of the Spring baseball recreational season.  We recently were notified by the City of Newport Beach that the fields will remain closed through at least July 5th.  Extending the season into July and August, with the continued uncertainty of field availability and other summer plans, simply is not practical.   I know this is not the information many of you hoped to receive, and it certainly is not the message I wanted to deliver.  

The Board of Directors has voted to provide 60% refunds for the Spring season.  In determining the appropriate amount to refund, the Board took into account expenses already incurred by the league, which include uniforms, pre-season field maintenance and preparation, Pony registration, and insurance, none of which, unfortunately, are recoverable.  Through careful management of our budget, our league remains in a stable financial position enabling us to continue to provide opportunities for our kids to play baseball with their friends at a reasonable price.  

We will begin issuing the refunds on June 1st and the money will be returned to the credit card used during registration.  It may take a few days to see the return on your credit card balance.  Should you have any questions or concerns about the refund process, please contact us at Treasurer@nbbaseball.com.

This has been a trying time for all of us.  Most importantly, I hope you and your families continue to remain safe and healthy and we can get back to playing baseball as soon as possible.   Having our kids out and playing with their friends again will be a huge step toward a return to normalcy.  We hope to have more clarity on our ability to return to youth sports soon and look forward to seeing things open up over the next few months.  To that end, it is our intention to field a Fall Ball season again starting in September.  Sign up information will be sent to you soon. I look forward to seeing you out on the baseball fields again soon.  Please remain safe and enjoy your summer.  As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Eric Steingruebner

President

NBBA

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