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Jun, 2020

Cancelling 2020 Season

Hampshire County Little League Families,

Can we get a restart to the year 2020?  We, the Board of Directors for the Hampshire County Little League, thank you for your patience through all this uncertainty that we find ourselves in.  We certainly did not expect anything other than a fantastic Spring/Summer to play our favorite sport, baseball.  We sincerely hope this finds you and your family in good health during this unprecedented time, and offer our thoughts and prayers to all families affected by this pandemic.

COVID-19 is undoubtedly changing our world on an almost daily basis.  This Board of Directors has been bearing the weight of making the best decision for our children, volunteers, families, and the community as a whole.  We have closely monitored all public health guidelines, guidelines recommended by Little League International, and expected guidelines from the West Virginia Governor’s office with hopes of having a Little League season this year.  

In consideration of all of the above, including the overwhelming results of the survey that was completed by you, this Board made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Hampshire County Little League season.

We hope that everyone knows how difficult this decision was for the Board to make.  We share in the disappointment that these children will feel in missing this season of baseball, especially the 17 twelve-year old’s who will be missing their final season in Little League and the 6 fourteen-year old’s who will be aging out of our Junior League.

REGISTRATION FEES:  We are offering three (3) options for this year’s registration fees:

Option 1:   Credit to be applied to the 2021 season.*  Please email [email protected] with your name and child (children’s) name.

Option 2:   Donation to Hampshire County Little League (not-for-profit 501-(c)(3) charitable organization).  Please email [email protected] with your name and child (children’s) name.

Option 3:   Refunded*.  We will have two in-person registration fee refund dates/times. 

Romney LL Fields -- June 20, 2020 -- 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Capon Bridge LL Field – June 21, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

*If you are requesting a credit, the deadline is June 21, 2020, to notify us.  These will be the ONLY dates/times to receive registration refunds.  After June 21, any registration fees not allocated in one of the above three options, will be considered a donation to Hampshire County Little League.

RAFFLE:  As we notified before, the Hampshire County Little League is a fully self-sufficient league run solely by wonderful volunteers within this community.  While we greatly appreciate any/all donations we can receive, we also cannot solely count on them.  Even though we have cancelled our season, we already purchased equipment/materials for the season and have other ongoing expenses (grass mowing/trimming) that is required.  We also have one (1) more payment on the field lights in Romney, due this year, and they will be paid in full.  With the raffle being our sole fundraiser of the year, the proceeds from the raffle go directly towards the field light payment.  This year, we will need to sell ALL of the raffle tickets to be able to pay the field lights in full.  We previously pushed the drawing date until July 4, 2020, to allow more time to sell these tickets.  We have some great prizes again this year, so reach out to any child/parent/coach/board member involved with Hampshire County Little League if you wish to purchase some.  Your continued support in selling/buying these tickets is greatly appreciated.

In the coming days/week, your team manager should be reaching out to you concerning all of this.  You can make arrangements to get any/all tickets, sold or unsold, to your team manager by June 21, 2020.  You may also return any/all tickets, sold or unsold, to us during the dates/times we will be at the fields issuing refunds.


Thanks again.

Robby Hott

HCLL President

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