ATTENTION ALL ARMSTRONG ATHLETICS FAMILIES:
These past few months our Board of Directors have been consulting with officials from Little League Eastern Regional, our local District 26 Board of Directors, Presidents of local Little League organizations throughout our District, as well as officials from PONY Baseball. Our Softball Committee has communicated with representatives of the Alle-Kiski ASA and USSA.
Armstrong County will be entering the “Yellow Phase” of the State’s reopening process soon. As an organization we remained hopeful that we could commence our 2020 Spring Season. However, with the recent announcement of the continued social distancing guidelines and per the Governor’s orders, there are to be no organized sports activities until our County enters the “Green Phase.” We have been provided no date or timeline as to when this may occur. Armstrong Athletics has come to the conclusion that the health and wellbeing of our communities must remain our top priority.
It is the decision of the Armstrong Athletics Board of Directors that all 2020 Spring Baseball and Softball programs are suspended. We are currently exploring opportunities for Late Summer programs once our County enters the “Green Phase,” but at this time we cannot provide any definitive time frame.
Please rest assured this decision was not taken lightly and we are working behind the scenes planning for a number of scenarios that give our organization the best opportunity to continue to enjoy the sport of Baseball and Softball this year!
If you have registered and completed payment for the 2020 Spring Season, we are offering the following options:
– Full refund of 2020 Spring Season fees already paid.
– Option to credit your 2020 Spring Season registration fees already paid to cover your 2021 Spring Season registration.
Our Board of Directors have agreed to not increase fees for the 2021 Season. If you choose to obtain a credit, fees already paid will cover 100% of your 2021 Spring Season registration.
Below is a link to an online survey that we will use to track credits and refunds. If you have already completed the survey prior, you do NOT need to complete again. Registration refunds will begin this month. If we do not receive your response, it will be assumed that you wish to credit your fees to the 2021 Spring Season.
We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time and we will keep you updated when any additional information becomes available. Please stay safe and we wish you continued good health! If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to using the email addresses below.
Brian K. Shaffer (Armstrong Athletics President)
Stephen Gilliland (Armstrong Athletics Vice President)