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2020 OBSA SEASON CANCELLED

Jun 19, 2020 11:48 AM
OBSA ADMIN

Parents, Players, Coaches and OBSA Volunteers,

 

First, we would like to say thank you to all of our players and their families as we all have ventured through uncharted waters over the past 3 months. Through all the frustrations, fears, and anticipation of a coming season we all were blindsided by Covid-19 and it quickly slammed the brakes on our players 2020 season.

As stated in previous announcements and press releases the position of the league has never changed in that our goal was to push through these challenges and to see our players on the field playing the sport that they love. Of course, not being a private entity limits our ability as an organization to take leaps and steps to make calls to move forward at our own decision. Yes, there are other organizations in Central California that have taken the steps to move forward with practices, and in doing so they do so at their own risk and against the recommendations of local, county and state officials and at the risk of the possible future litigation and responsibility of these players contracting Covid-19. As we have seen already, some of the organizations and teams at various levels county wide are failing to follow even the most basic of guidelines and practices regardless of what is put in print in their action plans.

With this said, and in conjunction with an ongoing lack of approved and authorized direction from local, county and state level health and governing officials the board of directors at OBSA has decided to suspend and cancel the 2020 Baseball, Softball and T-ball season. Please understand that this decision was not easy. However, based on the circumstances, the remaining open time frames for facility use and almost daily communications with the City of Oakdale and most importantly the health of our players and their families this is the best and only responsible course of action to take.


2020 SEASON FEE OPTIONS?


With the season cancellation due to Covid-19 related conflicts there are two options for all registered players to choose from for the 2020 season registration fees.

1) Transfer of fees to the 2021 season (Minus listed deductions from below)
2) Refund of the 2020 Related Fees ( Minus the deductions listed from below)

Please take the time to read the complete details and fine print below for each of these options. REQUESTS FOR REFUNDS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED THROUGH JULY 3RD, 2020 BY EMAILING 2020OBSASEASONFEES@OAKDALEBSA.COM . ANY ACCOUNTS THAT DO NOT RECEIVE A SPECIFIC PROCESSING REQUEST BY JULY 3RD WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE TRANSFERED TORWARD THE 2021 SEASON! We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE everybody to read all the qualifying details and related fees please see the below breakdowns.


CANDY FUNDRAISER PARTICIPANTS

 If you still have candy money outstanding from the fundraiser PLEASE make sure to read the breakdowns below as the Money must be turned into the coaches and then subsequentially turned into the divisions presidents to be accounted for. Accounts with fundraiser money not received and turned into the league by July 3rd will be charged $90 and deducted from their refund or credit. 
 

 

 

SPONSORSHIP FEES?????  

If you participated in one of the many sponsorship opportunities available for the 2020 season, we haven’t forgot about you!

All Sponsorships for the 2020 season will be refunded in full unless otherwise specifically requested to be issued as a donation to the league.

Refunds will be issued via league check and will be processed within 60-90 days of above said event.

For sponsors that had payment pending and we received your check and it has not been deposited to the OBSA bank account yet, those payments will destroyed and no payment transaction reimbursement will be needed for the 2020 season.
 

On behalf of the entire board of directors, we want to give a BIG thank you to all the parents, players coaches and other volunteers that help make this happen every year a big THANK YOU and that we wish you a safe, healthy and prosperous remainder of the 2020

 

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Option #1 – Transfer of Season Fee’s to the 2021 Season 


For players that choose to not play in the 2020 season but would like to carry over the fees to the 2021 season OBSA has created a program just for you.

  • Players that the annual registration fees were paid in full will receive their registration fees credited and on file via their online account at Oakdalebsa.com for use for next year’s registration minus the deducted costs listed below-

Baseball - Babe Ruth and Majors teams - In full minus $35 deduction per player.
                  Minors, Rookie National, Rookie American - In full minus $25 deduction
                  per player.

Softball -  U12/14 - In full minus $35 deduction per player. 
                  U10 & U8 - In full minus $25 deduction per player.

TeeBall-  In full minus $25 deduction

(Deduction costs decreased vs. refunds to carry over to the next season as a thank you for your commitment for a 2021 season as OBSA is going to absorb some of the non-reimbursable costs for these transfers)

 

  • If you request to choose to carry over your fees to the 2021 season you hereby acknowledge that refunds are no longer available for the related registrations. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Registrations that paid into the Candy Fundraiser buyout program or the Snack Shack volunteer buyout program will receive their related fees in full issued to their account for the 2021 season.
  • In the event that the player participated in the candy fundraiser and the candy funds were not returned to the coach and subsequently turned into the league treasurer by Friday July 3rd 2020 the credit amount to be transferred to that players account credit will be deducted the amount of $90 (the amount needed to be turned into the coach) to cover the cost of the candy fundraiser fees not returned.

    ((NOTE)) Parents please note that the money MUST make it into the hands of the OBSA Treasurer to make it onto a paid list!  Please follow up with your coaches to make sure that they have turned in the team’s money to their Division presidents so that it may be processed accordingly and will allow you to get the fullest amount of return possible. If you have not turned in the fundraiser money the fee of $90 will be charged to the account upon transfer of fee's and you can simply hold onto the candy or the related funds at that point.
  • Parents that were qualified for our low-income scholarship program may not automatically transfer registration to the 2021 season and must reapply at the in-person registration in January 2021.
  • SEASON TRANSFER REQUESTS will ONLY be accepted in writing via email to 2020OBSASeasonFees@Oakdalebsa.com. Emails to ANY other email address will not be accepted at any time. Requests by Phone or in person to any board member will not be accepted at any time.
  • Accounts that have multiple players on one account, please note that you must submit official requests for all the players associated with that account.
  • Processing of season fee transfer requests may take up to 90 days to process. Transfer fees will be available for viewing once applied on your account at OakdaleBSA.com and when registering for the 2021 season will automatically applied to your 2021 season fee’s

 

Option #2 – Refund of the 2020 Season Fee's

We understand that some families may prefer to receive their 2020 registration fees back in hand and wait to reevaluate things as time progresses for future participation.

Refund from the 2020 season requested- Refund requests will only be accepted by parents of the players associated with the registered account. Refunds will be based on the following details-

  • Players that the annual registration fees were paid in full will receive their registration fees refunded to the original form of payment only minus the deducted costs listed below-


Baseball - Babe Ruth and Majors teams - In full minus $45 deduction per player.                 
                             Minors, Rookie National, Rookie American - In full minus $35 deduction per player.


Softball U12/14 - In full minus $45 deduction per player. 
                         U10 & U8 - In full minus $35 deduction per player.


TeeBall-  In full minus $35 deduction

  • Refunds will only be issued to the name of the title person on the SI account that registered the original transaction and will be paid via league issued check. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
  • Registrations paid by cash or credit card will be refunded by league check only!
  • Registrations that paid into the Candy Fundraiser buyout program or the Snack Shack volunteer buyout program will receive their related fees back in full.
  • In the event that the player participated in the candy fundraiser and the candy funds were not returned to the coach and subsequently turned into the league treasurer by Friday July 3rd 2020 the credit amount to be transferred to that players account credit will be deducted the amount of $90 (the amount needed to be turned into the coach) to cover the cost of the candy fundraiser fees not returned.


    ((NOTE)) Parents please note that the money MUST make it into the hands of the OBSA Treasurer to make it onto a paid list!  Please follow up with your coaches to make sure that they have turned in the team’s money to their Division presidents so that it may be processed accordingly and will allow you to get the fullest amount of refund possible. If you have not turned in the fundraiser money the fee of $90 will be charged to the account upon transfer of fees and you can simply hold onto the candy or the related funds at that point.
  • Parents that have qualified for low income full scholarship programs will NOT receive a refund.
  • Parents that had qualified for a low-income partial scholarship program will receive a prorated refund based on the amount paid.
  • Registered players that have already requested a transfer of fees to the 2021 season are not eligible for any form of refund.
  • Refund requests will ONLY be accepted in writing via email to 2020OBSASeasonFees@Oakdalebsa.com . Emails to ANY other email address will not be accepted at any time. Requests by Phone or in person to any board member will not be accepted at any time.
  • Accounts that have multiple players on one account, please note that you must submit official requests for all the players associated with that account at the same time.
  • Deadline to request a refund for the 2020 season is July 3rd 2020. No refund requests will be accepted after this date, NO EXCEPTIONS!  Requests received after this date will automatically transfered to the 2021 season.
  • Refunds may take up to 90 days to process. Please understand that every player registration must be handled 1 by 1 and all details of any outstanding balances and fees must be documented and processed by volunteers. This takes time.

  Refunds will ONLY be issued in the name of the responsible party listed on the account at the time of registration and issued via league check, NO EXCEPTIONS!. 

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