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Mar, 2020

PG PONY Activities Paused For Public Heath and Safety

The health and safety of our players, parents, families and volunteers are always the most important priority of our league. Our Board of Directors has been monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19 or novel coronavirus and reviewing the latest public health and safety information from the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, the State of California as well as the Monterey County Health Department and the City of Pacific Grove.

Many of the recommendations released by these groups include frequently washing your hands with soap and water, limiting personal contact and practicing safe social distances. Additional information released within the last 24 hours has included limiting events of 250 people or more and maintaining greater personal distances. While many of our league activities do not reach the threshold of the State’s latest restriction on gatherings of 250 people or more and are not conducted indoors, our sports to lend themselves to personal contact between players and coaches in the dugout and during practices. As stewards of our children, we have an organizational responsibility to the community to help mitigate the potential spread of the virus.

After much research and discussion, our Board of Directors has made the decision to pause all Pacific Grove Pony league activities (effective immediately) until March 31, 2020 or until further guidelines have been provided by the appropriate local and state regulatory agencies. This includes: this Saturday’s Picture Day, all games and all practices.

The Board of Directors would like to emphasize that we are not cancelling the season. Rather, we are going to hold off on playing games or practicing until we receive updated information from health departments and organizations regarding youth sporting events.

Our Pacific Grove Pony Baseball & Softball Board of Directions will keep you updated with additional information as it becomes available.