The Greenwood Exchange Club, which oversees the youth baseball and softball leagues at Stribling Park, has decided to make some changes to its upcoming season because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Jacob Clark, who serves as president of the Greenwood Exchange Club, said in a Facebook post on the club’s website that the season-opening tournament scheduled for April 3-4 has tentatively been rescheduled for April 17-18 with regular season games to begin the following week.
“We will do everything we can to carry out a full season, but this may cause us to lose one or two nights. Please put this date on your calendars but know that it too may change,” Clark said on Facebook.
Clark went on to say that all baseball/softball activities at Stribling Park are postponed. All practices are to be canceled immediately, and the Exchange Club will give an update when activities can resume.
“We plan on following the guidance of our local school boards and the health departments as best as we can,” added Clark. “Dizzy Dean baseball issued a statement for us to do that. When you have 12 players and two or three coaches out there, plus the parents, you have a gathering of more than 10 people. We need to protect all those involved.
“This doesn’t mean we are going to cancel the season. It’s crazy times for all of us, but we need to take precautions and protect everyone. The park is still going to be open. If someone wants to take their child out there and throw or get on the field, they can do that, but if we see an organized practice, we’re going to have to shut that down.”
Clark added on Facebook:
“Just remember to limit the number of who participate in outdoor activities at the field.
“Please know that any use of the facility will be at your own risk until further notice by the Greenwood Exchange Club. Please exercise caution and common sense. Contributing to the health and safety of all members of our community will remain our first concern.”
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