After careful consideration, taking into account all of the factors and regulations put in place by governing authorities, we (the AKBA Board of Directors) passed a motion at our Board meeting to cancel the 2020 house league season.
"This was an extremely tough decision for the Board to make." said President McGuire "But, we knew that canceling the house league season was in the best interest of our players, coaches, umpires, volunteers and their families. Baseball will be back in 2020 and stronger than ever!"
Details on how the refund process for all HL players is still be confirmed. Once confirmed, our VP Finance & Admin will be sure to send out another email with all of this information you will require. In the meantime, please do not reply to this email asking for a refund or what the process is, respecting that there are a significant number of refunds to be dealt with as a result.
For those in our competitive program, a decision on the 2020 season has not been made. Neither Baseball Ontario or YSBA has made a decision about the fate of the season. However, the AKBA Board is continuing to work through a very detailed process to determine our risk as an Association and determine what we feel is in the best interest for our competitive teams and the Association, regardless if the OBA or YSBA continues with a season. The Board's next meeting is in a couple of weeks and if not before, more updates will be able within the next 20 days or so.
We are extremely saddened that we are not able to offer a house league program in 2020, but we are committed to looking at other ways we can offer baseball to our house league players in the event we are permitted to do so by the Province and Municipalities and can do so in a safe and responsible manner, following the restrictions in place.
We thank you for your continued patience and support as your elected volunteer Board has navigated through these very unprecedented times. There truly is no handbook for this.
Yours in baseball
The Aurora King Baseball Association Board of Directors