Dear Families of McCormick Ranch Little League,
As we promised earlier today, we are tracking the information that continues to become available regarding the increasing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Therefore, McCormick Ranch Little League, in conjunction with Little League International’s recommendation, has decided to exercise an abundance of caution and implement a temporary suspension of all league activities until no earlier than April 6.
Little League International Board of Directors and staff feel that it is in the best interest of our volunteers and participant families to delay the implementation of the Little League season.
To be clear, this is a postponement of ALL league activity that may involve the gathering of individuals for games, practices, events, or meetings. Therefore, there will be no practices until further notice, there will be no uniform distribution on Sunday, there will be no training for junior umpires on Sunday and there will be no games for the next few weeks, nor will there be pictures on Saturday the 21st.
MRLL’s Board will be meeting to determine if and how we will modify our schedule and season plans to start no earlier than April 6.
Should Little League determine that the recommended delay of the season will extend past April 6, we will provide timely notification and information regarding the impact of such a delay. We are committed to communicating with you on a consistent basis, providing you with additional information and best practices to work through the coronavirus pandemic. Please look for our official communication via email, on our MRLL website and Little League International’s (LittleLeague.org/Coronavirus), and on social media (@MRLLBaseballAZ).
It is our hope that our Little League season can continue uninterrupted after April 6. It is also our hope to alleviate any concerns of the impact of the situation on the season and that our league families can focus on the health and well-being of our community at this time.
We will continue to closely monitor the situation, and we are advising all our families to follow the guidelines set by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our state’s public health department, and other local authorities including precedents set by area school districts and government agencies.
We will be thinking of our McCormick Ranch Little League community during this difficult time.
Ward Huseth Rachel Boyer-Shuman Bremen Bennett Gene Montemore