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Apr, 2020

Remainder of Spring Season Cancelled

Dear LCB Families,

As you have likely seen, the City Commission of Lakeland met yesterday (4/27) and decided to reopen some park facilities in the City.  Due to concerns about the Covid-19 virus and to observe the guidelines put in place by the CDC, athletic fields were not part of that reopening.  There is a possibility fields could reopen at some point in May, but it has been made clear to our League that the parks would not be open to any sort of organized league play even if the fields did reopen to residents.  The LCB Board was hoping for a different timeline allowing the return to the baseball field and with it, a sense of normalcy.

In light of these circumstances, we have little choice but to cancel the remainder of the Spring 2020 season.  We do not take this decision lightly, but there is not an alternative solution that we believe is workable with the continued uncertainty.  We are grateful for the time we were able to practice and play this Spring and will now look forward to the Fall season.

While we only played three weeks of the season, the League has already incurred most of our full season expenses (field care for practices and games, Opening Day activities, uniforms, hats, and end of season medals). Understanding the season was shortened though, all players who played this Spring will receive a 25% discount on fees for either the upcoming Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 season. 

There are several additional items that will also need to be addressed (i.e. LCB Rays Day ticket refunds, equipment returns, etc.).  Know that we are working through those details and will make additional announcements on how those items will be handled in the coming days. 

Lastly, we would ask our LCB families to be mindful of our Sponsors during these times.  Our League only exists because of the generosity and support of business owners in our community.  Please take a moment to review our sponsor list scroll on our homepage and support them during these times as you are able.

Thank you for your understanding and support.  If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us ([email protected]). 

Be safe, and enjoy your summer.

Sincerely,

LCB Board


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