April 7, 2020 Dear BWISL member, We hope that this message find you all safe and healthy during these trying times. We wanted to take a few moments to update you with the realities of our current situations. We are still optimistic that there will be baseball this summer. At the current time, we expect that we will get started on June 1st. Cities and Facilities We are communicating with the cities. They have told us that there may be delays in opening the fields this season. We will know more when they do. As a result, we may have to reduce the season length. Fees will be adjusted accordingly. Do your part We are encouraging teams to minimize communal/shared equipment – Gloves, helmets, masks and water bottles: Each team member is encouraged to have their own equipment. This is not a requirement for now. If you can make these changes on your team, please do so! Umpires The umpires are always looking for help. They have moved their clinics online this spring. This is your chance to be certified as an umpire before the season starts. The league will reimburse your enrollment expenses if you umpire 8 games this summer. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, you can contact us at our new email address email@example.com Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigated these uncertain times.