We know you've all been anxiously awaiting news on whether or not there will be a 2020 Miracle League baseball season played in Green Bay this summer and we greatly appreciate how patient you all have been. Unfortunately, even though we all hoped for a different outcome, the decision has been made not to proceed with our scheduled baseball league this summer.
Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 virus and the increased risks associated with public gatherings, our Board of Directors voted unanimously to postpone the 2020 season until June 5th, 2021. The decision to not have our players participate this season was largely based on the increased risk associated for those with underlying medical conditions (the majority of our players are considered high risk) and on our inability to implement workable social distancing at the ballpark. The health and safety of our players, our volunteers, league supports and families is and will always be the number one priority of the league. It was not an easy decision for our board to make but a necessary one to help ensure both our players and every one else involved in our league isn't put at risk at the ballpark.
The use of masks, hand sanitizers and increased equipment sanitizing were discussed but as many of you know, the vast majority of our players don't particularity enjoy wearing their helmets. Attempting to force our players to wear masks, social distance and repeatedly sanitize would be very traumatic for some of them not to mention the difficulty some may encounter working with a buddy wearing a mask.
For safety reasons and in the best interests of everyone involved with the Miracle League of Green Bay our 15th season will now commence June 5th, 2021. We hope to see you all back at that time. Players who would've normally aged out at the end of this season will be able to participate in the 2021 season.
Teams, Coaches and the Jerseys ordered for this season will remain the same for the 2021 season. You will however still be required to register your child again beginning January 1st 2021 even though they were registered in 2020. Our database doesn't have the capability to carry over player registrations from one year to the next.**
Gary, Paul and I will remain available to answer any questions you may have about the change in schedule. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing all of you back at the ball park once we reach a point where it's safe for everyone. We'll miss seeing each of you this season but look forward to seeing all of our players back on the field again in the near future. Take care and have a safe and fun summer.
Your Miracle League of Green Bay Management Team