Dear Morgan Hill Pony Baseball families,
The MHPB Board of Directors has decided to cancel the spring season.
This was an extremely difficult decision because we all love baseball and we were excited to see our boys and girls back on the field. That said, our priority is the health and safety of our players, coaches, and the community. We can’t foresee providing a meaningful baseball experience even if the restriction to play is lifted with the shelter-in-place on May 3rd. We also acknowledge that families could benefit from the partial refund we’ll be providing as part of this cancellation.
MHPB is committed to offering baseball as soon as possible, and we hope to be back at it in the fall.
Below, we’ve provided answers to what we expect will be the most frequently asked questions. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any Board member should you have any other questions or concerns.
Thank you for your continued support of the league -- stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing you on the field just as soon as we can.
Q: How much will I be refunded?
A: We will refund all money collected less costs incurred such as uniforms and a portion of equipment and startup costs for the season. Per player amounts as follows:
Q: How and when will I get my refund?
A: You will be refunded the same way you paid (check or credit card), and we will begin processing on Tuesday, April 14th. Timing may take a few weeks for funds to settle back on your credit card. Once the refund is processed, you will receive an automated email. If funds have not settled by 5/1 please reach out to me directly email@example.com. If you paid by check, your refund will be mailed out to the address supplied during registration.
Q: Will my volunteer check be cashed?
A: First, I would like to thank many of the families that spent time with us on the fields or in the snack shack over the first 6 weeks of the season. We will not be cashing any volunteer checks this year, and we will dispose of all checks collected thus far. If you opted out of volunteer hours, we will refund the entire opt-out fee if you choose.
Q: Why aren’t you offering a full refund?
A: Unfortunately, we already incurred many of the costs associated with putting on the season. These include uniforms, fields, equipment, insurance, background checks for all coaches and volunteers, and janitorial at the fields.
Q: How can I help?
A: Thanks for asking! We are a non-profit organization, and if you’d like to forego your refund, the league will use the money for continued field and facilities improvements….it’s also tax-deductible. If you are interested in donating your refund to the league please email me at President@MHPB.org by Tuesday 4/14.
Q: Why didn’t you wait to see what PONY National or Little League plan to recommend at the end of April before cancelling the MHPB Spring season?
A: We consulted contacts with the local high school and college sports commissions, and decided, in part based on the example set by them, that a return to baseball would not be likely in the near term, even after a removal of the shelter-in-place order. Santa Clara County is an epicenter for the coronavirus, and we don’t believe a return to sports will be a priority for the county when the order is lifted.
Q: How will sponsors be refunded?
A: No sponsor checks have been cashed yet, and we will dispose of all checks on May 1 unless we hear directly from the sponsor that they’d like to donate the money to the league. If you are interested in donating your sponsorship to the league, please email me at President@MHPB.org.
Volunteer opportunites have been suspended for the remainder of the Spring Season. More information to come.
Please contact the Player Agent at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Have you wondered how the fields get setup on game day?
It's the steadfast, can-do support of our player's parents. Thank you who roll up your sleeves and get stuff done on game days. Would you like to get involved? Ask your team's coach how you can pitch in. It's your support that makes our league a success!
Morgan Hill PONY Baseball (MHPB) has offered a programs for the area's youth since 1974. MHPB is a member of the national organization, PONY Baseball, Inc. PONY is an acronym for Protect Our Nations Youth. PONY baseball differs from other baseball leagues in the following ways:
Mission Statement: Morgan Hill PONY Baseball seeks to impart the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority. This objective will be reached by providing supervised competitive games. The supervisors shall bear in mind at all times that winning is secondary to the molding of future citizens.
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