The summer of 2020 continues to be disappointing for area youth as sports in general has remained at a standstill. Fall school sports is on thin ice and most summer leagues have been put on hold or have started to operate on a very restricted basis, following all Covid 19 guidelines.
At least little league baseball has begun some scrimmage and game activity. Once again Kim Rock Field in Rumford has been active with activity, although by social distancing rules of the day. “Rumford Little League is gearing up for a late Summer Farm and T-Ball season. Practices will begin on August 1st. I f you have already registered, your coaches will be reaching out to you. If you are not signed up, you can visit our website at www.rumfordll.com to register today. Let the fun begin!” said league President Eddie Wencis.
Riverside LL has also begun play and has come alive as much as possible. “As you can guess we cannot be more thrilled that baseball is back! We have formed teams and practice and games have begun using social distancing guidelines. We will be following the CDC, state and local guidance to create a safe and modified plan for your child's little league experience. If you had not already registered for spring, you may register for the (Summer 2020) season at http://rllri.sportssignup.com/site/ As always thank you for your support and patience as we adjust to the new way of operating our youth little league. Any questions feel free to reach out to email@example.com” - Riverside Little League.
“As EP Central Little league gets back into action, we are very excited. The Majors, team, ATC took the field for their 1st game of the season. Great to see our players back at it! Registration is still open for our junior minor and minor teams (6-10 year olds). Registrations also for our Challenger Division. Act fast as space is limited due to state regulations for Covid-19 safety. Register at epcll.com. - East Providence Central Little League.
The Post 10 ATC Legion team continues to play ball combing players mostly from East Providence High School, Martin Middle and Riverside Middle Schools and LaSalle. The team has been successful and has the following games in August: Monday, Aug. 3 at Ponagansett HS; Tuesday Aug. 4 vs. Warwick at Pierce; Friday Aug. 7 vs. Elmwood Sports at Pierce; Monday Aug. 10 at Smithfield HS and others TBD.
The dedication of the Robert F. Amaral Little League Field at Pierce Field will be postponed until the 2021 season when a more traditional opening day can be held. “We also want out-of-state family members to be able to attend,” said an organizer, Bob Rodericks. “We look forward to a gala event next season to honor the girls LL pioneer, Bob Amaral.”