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Welcome to the home of the Central District Baseball League (CDBL)
For 33 years, CDBL has been a non-profit youth baseball organization dedicated to serving the community of Burlington School District 301. We strive to provide quality instruction in the development of baseball skills, sportsmanship, & competitiveness to foster the love of the game and have fun while doing it.
I reach out to you again to provide an update on our organization, and specifically our 2020 Return-To-Play plan. Your CDBL board has worked tirelessly to stay up to date on all local and state mandates and what that might mean for a safe and healthy 2020 season.
With that we are pleased to announce the following:
As Illinois moves into Phase (3) of the governors (5) phase Restore Illinois plan our travel teams will begin socially distanced practices in appropriate sizes groups on Monday June 1st.
We will keep registration open until June 10th to allow those displaced by the closing of neighboring organization the opportunity register.
Official start of the 2020 in-house season will begin June 26th.
What we want to make very clear is our unwavering commitment to providing our District 301 and CDBL friends and families a place to play baseball in 2020 if you so choose. We also want to make it very clear that we know this choice is yours and your alone to make. We understand there will be many that want to play, and many that do not.
In that regard we offer the following:
Option #1 - Send an email to email@example.com by June 10th asking for a refund for your 2020 season. You will be granted a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. (In-House Only)
Option #2 - Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 10th asking that your 2020 funds be rolled over to the 2021 season. You will be granted a full rollover of your registration to 2021. (In-House Only)
Option #3 - Do nothing by June 10th and your registration fees will automatically be rolled over to the 2021 season.YOU WILL NOT PLAY IN 2020. (In-House Only)
Option #4 - Read and sign the 2020 CDBL Return-To-Play Waiver Acknowledgment and you will automatically stay registered for 2020, and will play as planned. (All Players, All Levels)
It is critical that if you elect to stay registered for the 2020 season whether you are in-house, Sunday, or Full Travel you must read and acknowledge the 2020 CDBL Return-To-Play Waiver.
Some key dates below and some equally key reading to help you make an educated decision about yoru 2020 season.
June 10th – Registration will stay open and all waiver to play in the 2020 season are due.
June 17th – June 24th – Teams are adjusted based on new and dropped registrations.
June 26th – Team game schedules will be announced.
Central District Baseball League is offering face coverings! Stay covered with this comfortable, lightweight , multi-functional face covering that can also be used as a neck gaitor, wrist band, headband or ponytail holder!
Sale runs through Saturday, May 30th with pick up at Plato Fields on June 8th.
We hope this email finds you well. During this unprecedented time, CDBL is committed to our league and to our community and would like to communicate some recent decisions. The Executive Board has met and has come up with an adjusted calendar for the 2020 Season. Please make note of the following information
*Both Board meetings on Monday, May 12th and Monday, May 26th are cancelled.
*Fox Valley Blues Umpire Training is TBD
*Spring Field Days - Saturday June 6th (Group of 10 at Stonecrest and Group 10 Plato)
*Picture Day - TBD
*In-house Practice Begins - Friday, June 26th Full Team
*Memorial Day Sunday/N60 League Tournament - July 24-26th
*In-house Games Begin - Monday, July 10th
*CDBL Opening Day Celebration - Saturday, July 11th
*Rocket Classic Travel Tournament - August 13-16th
*Player Appreciation Day and Homerun Derby - Saturday August 22nd
*In-house Championship Week September 5th-12th
*Championship Saturday -September 12th
*Travel Tryouts Sept 14th-30th
All of these dates are subject to change depending on the national guidelines given. But please know, CDBL is committed to having a 2020 season, even if has to be late summer or fall. We will continue to communicate to you if any changes are made. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com with any questions
"The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game; it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and that could be again. Oh…people will come, Ray. People will most definitely come."