We did it!
Together, we met our goal and raised $38,000 from more than 450 contributors. This fundraising is critical to the future of our league, and we are grateful for everyone's efforts!
If you would still like to contribute, you can find our campaign HERE.
Thanks for your support!
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At this point, ABGSL will not require masks for outdoor softball. Neither BUSD nor AUSD require masks for outside activities due to the rapid decline of cases and very low rate of hospitalizations and severe illness.
Some people will still choose to mask for a variety of reasons. We are dedicated to respecting those individual or family decisions.
Masks are still required for 10 days for those who had a known exposure to COVID-19. Those who test positive for COVID-19 are also required to wear a mask for 10 days, regardless of whether they test negative on the fifth day and qualify to exit isolation.
Families who are concerned are encouraged to wear masks, particularly N95 or KN95. We encourage families to talk with their head coach and team manager to ensure their player feels supported. You are also welcome to contact the league directly at email@example.com.
Because a new surge could occur, we ask that the ABGSL community to be prepared that we may need to go back to requiring masking.
People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter.
If you have been exposed to Covid-19:
Thanks to everyone who cheered on former ABGSL players at Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito and St. Mary's high school games this spring!
We are saddened to hear that a young, former ABGSL player is fighting against cancer. Please consider donating if you can. Here's the link.
Here's a note from someone who coached this player, Willie Fleischman:
I met her when she was in the 3rd grade and was placed on the same team my older daughter was on in ABGSL. I continued to coach her throughout her softball career and watched her grow into an amazing young woman. I have known her father much longer than that. He is a brother from another, and she is my niece. I love them both dearly. Learning this news was heartbreaking but she's a fighter and she's going to keep fighting. If you can, please give a little. Every little bit will help to cover expenses that are not covered by insurance (hotel stays near the hospital, lost wages from missed work, etc).
Keep fighting, young warrior!
Dear ABGSL community past and present,
It is with overwhelming sadness that we send out this message about the loss of Dixie Lewis in a tragic car accident.
Dixie and her family are long time members of the ABGSL family. Dixie grew up playing in the ABGSL rec league and with Sting, as did her sister. She was passionate about softball and truly represented the values we strive to teach in our league. Her family supported the league with coaching, Board membership, and continued sponsorship.
This is a heartbreaking loss.
We will offer as much support to the family as we can from the league. In time, the family will let us know how we can help. Until then, we are trying to be mindful of the space needed by the family to grieve.
In the meantime, reach out to each other for support, cherish your little ones no matter how much they have grown up, and let’s mourn this tremendous loss together.
With deep sadness,
ABGSL Board of Directors