Brundidge cancels rec ball season

Published 5:45 am Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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The City of Brundidge has announced that the city’s summer recreation program that includes youth baseball and softball has been canceled.

Willie Wright, assistant city manager and recreation director, said the decision to cancel the baseball and softball summer recreation programs was based on COVID-19 and the continuing number of new cases reported.

“The safety of the kids is what is most important,” Wright said. “And, for that reason, the decision was made to cancel the summer ball programs”

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Mark Griffin, assistant city recreation director, said, too, that the safety of the city’s youth was the major factor in the decision to cancel the summer youth baseball and softball programs.

“We also considered the possibility that, even with practicing social distancing, the virus could be taken home to parents and grandparents,” Griffin said. “We waited to make the decision about the summer recreation program as long as possible and we believe we have made the right decision.”

Griffin said Ramage Park is currently closed due to clean-up efforts from the April storm damage. The ballfield at Galloway Park is open.

“We have not closed our minds to finding something for kids to do this summer,” he said. “But, again, the safety of the kids is our first consideration.”

A decision on the city recreation’s fall football program will be made at a later date.