What a wild ride we have been on these last couple months, I hope that among all the scary and crazy that you have remained healthy and found little ways to enjoy time with your family and loved ones. I know at my house we have been doing wild science experiments and messy arts and crafts almost daily.
I know that we have all been anxiously waiting to hear about summer sports, and unfortunately today I am the barer of bad news. The JBO state board as well as the Valley League Softball has decided it was in the best interest to forego a summer season due to the health risk along with the delayed start and strict regulations in each county. I know this is not the outcome any of us wanted, however all of those decisions were made with everyone’s best interest at heart.
Here at the Jefferson Park and Recreation we are working on ways to help get you and your kids outside and active this summer. In May we hosted the May Miracle Mile, and we will be working over the next couple of weeks on a few more ideas that not only abide by the social distancing guidelines, but also offer some fun outside activities for all of our community members.
Below are the options for your summer sports fees, please let me know what you would like me to do;
- Account Credit
If you choose a refund, and you paid online, a refund will be issued back to the card you paid with, if you paid in office or mailed in a payment please provide me with the mailing address you would like your refund sent to. Refunds will be mailed out July 1st.
If you choose to have a credit added to your account, it can be used for future sports, added towards fees you may have accrued in the past or for use at the pool towards memberships, swimming lessons etc.
If you wish to donate your sports fee to the Jefferson Park and Recreation District, please provide a mailing address so we can send a receipt for tax purposes. You can decide where your donation goes. For example, you can ask that your sport fee go into a "scholarship" type fund to help an athlete in the future, you can ask that it go towards equipment, pool passes etc.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding during this time. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have questions and concerns. Stay healthy and enjoy your summer, a fall sports update will be sent out soon outlining what fall sports will look like for us this year.
Jefferson Park and Rec District Director