The coronavirus claimed another event Thursday (April 30) when Little League International canceled its Regional and World Series competitions.
It’s one of many sports championships that have been cancelled, from UIL to NCAA to even National contests.
That said, the regular Little League season is still possible to complete as of press time Tuesday (May 5).
Brad Gaydos, President of Slaton Little League, said that currently, according to the Little League District 38 President, the plan at this time is to continue local league games up to the State Tournament.
They are still waiting to hear from Gov. Greg Abbott when gatherings can begin for larger outdoor sports.
Gaydos said while some other local leagues have canceled their seasons, it is not currently the case for District 38. “Our hope is to proceed with some form of play for most, if not all, of our T-ball, baseball and softball kids,” he said in a statement. He added they are still bound by the same societal regulations regarding COVID.
Should the season ultimately be cancelled, Gaydos said they will be determining the best way to refund the remainder of fees. The fees already paid to Little League International to begin the season will be credited toward next year.
Uniforms were purchased before the delay, and those who have not received uniforms or have questions may contact Gaydos or message their Facebook page, Slaton Youth Baseball & Softball.