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Apr, 2020

PLL Spring Season Cancelled

Dear Pleasanton Little League Families,


We hope that you are all safe and healthy during this particularly challenging time. Like you, we have kept on top of the latest news and guidance around the shelter in place and social distancing.  We had been holding hope that we would be able to resume or alter our scheduling for our Spring baseball season, but as we get closer to the end of April, it has become clear that we will not be able to.  Cancelling the Spring season was not an easy decision and the PLL Board of Directors (BoD) put a lot of time and thought into making an informed decision with the #1 priority being the safety of our players, families, coaches, umpires, and volunteers.


While the BoD have been discussing and working on several other potential things we hope to be able to offer our members, such as some at home training videos and a Summer League, we know for many of you the question of a potential refund is most important at this time.  The BoD have been working on a fair and financially responsible refund, and we appreciate the patience you have had while we worked through this process. We also wanted to be as transparent as possible regarding the expenses we have already occurred for the 2020 Spring season. More than 70% of the Registration money was utilized prior to Opening Day. This money has been used for:




  • Equipment (including new/updated catcher’s gear)

  • Team Training sessions

  • Uniforms

  • Scholarships

  • Lights @ Patelco

  • Patelco Fund

  • Challenger Division

  • Umpire Trainings

  • Umpire Equipment

  • Little League International fees

  • Little League Insurance

  • District 57 fees

  • Volunteer Clearances

  • Facility Rentals (Manager meetings, Drafts)

  • City Permits

  • Accountant/Tax Prep

  • Golf Cart Maintenance

  • Storage Unit

  • Batting Cage improvements




While considering our expenses and how much of the 2020 operating budget has already been spent, we also considered other factors before making our decision. Some of the things we considered was that equipment expenses should be averaged over their typical usable years, that we may be granted (no guarantee or offer at this point) refunds from our Little League International fees, and the financial state of PLL.  Taking this and some other factors into consideration the BoD have agreed to offer the following refunds:

For all Divisions (except Seniors) we will be offering a 60% refund. Seniors will be given a 100% refund (this team was assembled less than 2 weeks prior to the shelter in place order and received no uniforms, equipment, etc.). The 60% refund will be determined based on the registration fee for each Member’s division. Most Members have paid in full and will receive a refund based on the above structure. If you were on a payment plan or had a scholarship, your refund will be based on the actual monies paid. In lieu of a refund, all Members have the option to donate their refund to the league. Pleasanton Little League is a non-profit organization, and as such, your donation is tax deductible. If you would like to have your refund donated to the league, please email [email protected]com with the name of your kid(s), and we will email you a tax deductible receipt (Thank you!). Otherwise, all refunds will be processed starting May 11, 2020 (please expect 30-45 days to receive a refund check as this will be a manual process).


Nobody misses baseball more than we do, and while it is extremely disappointing to cancel the Spring season, we are not ready to give up on baseball in Pleasanton just yet. As I mentioned above, we are exploring the option of having a Summer League. Obviously, there are factors beyond our control and just as we did with the Spring season, the safety of everyone will determine when we can play. So please stay tuned for more news from PLL.


We hope to see everyone on the baseball fields again soon, but until then, please stay safe and healthy.


Sincerely,


Peter Easton

President PLL

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