|Sunnyvale Little League News
SVLL Updates on
Spring 2020 Season
Cancellation of 2020 Spring
After countless hours that have been put into the
preparation of our league, the Sunnyvale Little League Board of Directors
regrettably has elected to cancel the 2020 Spring Baseball Season. There
were a number of factors that contributed this decision, including the
complexity of current state and county health department guidelines around
youth sports, city field availability and the availability of players and
coaches. The Board made every attempt at formulating a plan to restart the
season, but we could not overcome the obstacles that the COVID-19 and
shelter-in-place orders have created this year.
We have developed a
FAQ for your questions.
Spring Registration Fees
Sunnyvale Little League is a
volunteer run non-profit 501c3 organization and operate on a limited budget to
provide the opportunity to play baseball in our community. As such, we rely on
fundraising, sponsorships, donations, and registration fees to help fund those
activities. Unfortunately, due to the timing of the COVID-19 virus and
shelter-in-place order we received considerably less than our budgeted
fundraising, sponsorship and donation amounts that were expected for this
As well, we have expenses (uniforms, fields, Little League fees,
insurance, processing fees, snack shack, equipment, facilities upkeep) that
have already occurred, and others still to come. This has put us in a budget
shortfall and forced us to dig into our savings to make up for most of the
difference and to enable us to grant refunds. Unfortunately, due to this
situation we cannot refund 100% of the registration fees without putting our
organization in a financial position that would place future activities at
We will be preparing refunds of approximately 75% of registration
fees (varies by division) and will process refunds for those who request one.
We will provide details on how refunds will be issued once we collect all
If the league were to issue 100% refunds to all
registrants, we will incur losses of $35,000 to our balance sheet this year.
With the 75% refund option we are applying, the league is still incurring a
$20,000 loss if every member requests a refund.
For those requesting a
full refund, here are the amounts that will be paid:
|Early bird registration feed refunds will be applied to all
registrations that were submitted before December 23, 2019. Regular
registration fee refunds will be applied to all registration that were
submitted between December 23, 2019 and February 3, 2020. Any additional late
fees that were applied for late registrations will not be refunded.
We ask that you consider making a
donation of your registration fees to Sunnyvale Little League if your
family's budget allows. Your registration fee would be 100% tax deductible to
the extent allowed by the law. We will send a thank you letter that serves as a
receipt for tax purposes.
Please tell us how you would like your 2020
Spring registration fees applied via the form that was emailed to
2020 Fall Ball.
It is our
intent to offer a regular Fall Baseball (Fall Ball) season, which
would start in September. Details regarding a Fall program will be available
once we have more clarity on the factors that forced the cancellation of the
spring season. We are contemplating the opening of registration shortly, but
may defer the collection of registration fees until we have clarity on how the
season may proceed. More details will be made available regarding registration
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact a