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Leagues and organizers help make living in a big city anywhere better. I personally have gotten a lot pleasure from witnessing the growth of sports in our Cities!
The following softball and baseball organizations are active members of the United Athletic Association and are committed to the interests of the baseball and softball players in NYC:
Sport league organizers are overwhelmed with requests as our many members can see that subways, hair and nail salons, camps, swimming pools as well as airline travel where people are so close to each other breathing the same air, are all opening. On June 15, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the opening of ballfields and sports such as tennis as well as softball and baseball for June 22 citing protocols. similar protocols to those proposed by the UAA.
To date, all we have received from Parks are two standardized form letters telling us we are to wait until the end of August adding if anyone is caught on the fields, our permits are revoked. Nothing about opening the ball fields. Our concern is that Parks may try to use this as an excuse to continue to remove long-standing organizers and replace them with new groups.
This is all very confusing and speaks to the fact that there are no clear-cut guidelines from Parks. We've already submitted our proposal for a safe reopening and have now updated and included even stricter protocols for safely playing on the fields using no contact practice and social distancing after everyone is tested.
It is time to ask the question if recreational sports can survive this pandemic? It is an important piece as New Yorkers are among the most active of citizens and are jumping at the bit to run and stretch in a good game without having to resort to cutting through chains and locks.
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Getting the involvement of city officials is one of the most important strategies to Save NYC Softball!
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