APPANOOSE COUNTY, IA – Appanoose County Little League Baseball will not play this Summer. The League Board met Thursday night to discuss the possibility of hosting a 2020 Summer schedule after Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced she will allow youth sporting activities to continue June 1, as long as CDC guidelines are met.
Board President Mike Miller said in a release following the meeting that this was the hardest decision the Board has had to make. Miller explained that along with receiving advice from Public Health and ADLM Emergency Management to not play, the biggest deciding factor for the Board was the amount of extra work for both players and parents that would have to be done to adhere to the guidelines set forth by Little League International and the CDC. Those guidelines can be seen online at www.littleleague.org.
The Board is currently looking into another way for the kids to play this Summer that would not be Little League affiliated, and Miller said they will be reaching out to other communities that are entertaining the idea. Appanoose County Little League will also hold a refund day in the near future with more information being released on their Facebook page at a later date. There will be multiple options for refunds that will be spelled out in a future post once the details are finalized.