Your Creaker Leadership Board had hoped by this time to be back on the field playing and sharing stories over cold ones. But to everyone’s disappointment the Covid pandemic continues to hamper our hopes. We understand some of you may be losing your patience with Leadership thinking we should be doing more to get us all back on fields of play. Please understand the Board has been very active in supporting your wishes. We want to share the latest information we have been given by the City of Walnut Creek.
The City and the Parks and Recreation Department rely on directions from Contra Costa County and set their policies from that. Thus far Walnut Creek has only
given their approval to begin some youth programs in smaller groups or pods. They have worked out protection and sanitization rules for their operation. While you may see other groups using the fields such as soccer teams, they are doing it against regulations. The City is working with the police department to remove violators from the fields. Please don’t join them! There is currently no discussion about opening any adult programs in 2020, much less senior programs. Unfortunately, due to the increased health risks of our age group we will be the last to receive the all clear.
Therefore, it is with great regret we are canceling the remainder of the 2020 Fall/Winter play as we have known it in the past. We will continue to actively monitor for field openings and discuss options for potential play for Creakers as conditions improve. The Leadership Board thanks you for your understanding and patience.
As we do not have any timeline as to when we will return to organized play, the normal November/December registration is also being postponed until early 2021. We will notify you by email when registration opens for 2021. At this time we do not know what the fees will be for 2021, although we have been told that our field rental fees will be increased by 25%. A large majority of players have elected to have their 2020 fees credited to the 2021 season, and we hope to keep player fees as low as possible. In the meantime, everyone stays safe and in touch with each other. We will let you know the minute there are any changes in the news regarding Creaker play.
Your Leadership Committee