The Niskayuna Girls Softball League (NGSL) board has discussed many options for how to proceed with our 2020 Rec Softball season over the past many weeks. It is in following best practices and guidance of experts, yet a heavy heart, that we have decided to cancel the 2020 Rec Softball season. We understand that this is not what anyone was hoping for, but we believe it is what is best for the children, their families, and our entire NGSL community.
We appreciate your cooperation and support, as we have come to expect from our NGSL family. That said, we also share in your frustration with this decision, as we know how important youth sports are to the development of children, especially socially.
We had high hopes for this season, including a revamped clinic, coaching clinics & instruction, in-season practice plans, and more. Our league has been growing and improving over the past several years, and we will continue to foster that growth moving forward. As many of you know, NGSL has been working hard with the Town of Niskayuna on a major River Road Parks project, with the end goal of having 4 brand new fields, a new pavilion, concession stands, new bathrooms, and more. Our hard work here will continue!
As for your registration fees, we can offer a few options:
• Donation - If you would like to donate your 2020 registration fee (in full, or a portion), it will go directly toward funds being used to improve the fields and facilities. NGSL is a 501(c)3 organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.
• Account credit - 2020 registration fees may be kept on-file for use with any future NGSL activity (Travel costs, 2021 Rec fees, Apparel, etc)
• Refund - 2020 registration fees may be refunded to your original payment method.
Please fill out the form at the following link to let us know your preference: https://forms.gle/VJ5FTzhMxMSs4WWP9
Please note that this decision does not impact the current restrictions (or hopes) for our travel teams. All travel events, activities and get togethers are still postponed per NYS. We will issue updates to travel families as information becomes available.
Once again, thank you all for your cooperation and support – we look forward to a bright future for Nisky Softball.
- NGSL Board