|5/22/2020 11:48:00 AM|
Summer baseball and softball called off
by Lakes Area Recreation Association
The 2020 LARA in-house, county league baseball and softball seasons along with the American Legion baseball program have been canceled. Unfortunately, the side effects of the Minnesota stay-at-home order and current social gathering limitations have negatively impacted youth athletic programs. LARA player registrations are down nearly 60 percent, neighboring communities have canceled their programs – leaving no competition. Ball fields are closed or off limits and leagues have been canceled.
Refunds for the cancelled programs will be issued as soon as possible. This may take a couple weeks to process all the refunds.
The LARA sponsored traveling softball, baseball, and VFW programs remain on-hold until the final league decisions are made regarding the possibility of a delayed start and extended season end dates. Updates will be posted to the LARA website @ https://www.lakesarearec.org
In this time of unprecedented caution, LARA hopes that people understand and support the difficult decision, made by the LARA Board of Directors, to cancel the 2020 in-house, county league and American Legion seasons. Registration fee refunds will be processed over the next 30 days for the leagues that have been canceled. LARA is committed to supporting Chisago Lakes Area youth athletic programs and will offer baseball and softball programs again in the future.