As we’ve been warning for years now, the Parks Department has started reducing playing time for softball this season. They have been steadily reducing playing time at game start and end times, turning lights out at 10p.m. on some fields and 10:30 sharp on others. As a result, in our effort to get in as many innings as possible, we will be forced to play games within one hour and 15 minutes to one hour and a half max on some fields and dates. Next season we may be down to an hour across the board all season long.
We have been pushing back and have managed to prevent them completely removing and replacing softball from fields specifically designed and constructed for our sport. However, because of the lack of support we finally lost two nights to soccer on softball fields we’ve been playing on for over 50 years. We need a lot more support from you and your players to ensure we can keep playing the sport we love. The relaxation and social benefits softball brings to us, more so now in this increasingly challenging life we live, is too important to let go without a fight.
Numbers are the only thing that will move decisions makers. We must speak up. Please ask your players to sign our petition. We’ll all be in a better place for future seasons.
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