Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Coaches & Parents,
This is a reminder that, weather permitting, we WILL be playing in the park again beginning tomorrow (Tuesday) night, 5/23. Softball and baseball teams should have already been provided with instructions for getting missed games rescheduled. Some softball teams will be offered the opportunity to make-up games at Meramec. If offered, I encourage your team to take advantage of it, as not only is the field top notch, but it's cool to play on a collegiate field.
A few other reminders/notices as we get ready to resume play:
-IF YOU ARE SCHEDULED TO PLAY ON FIELD #1 IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS please note that due to "astroturf" issues (yes there is astroturf from the '70's under that infield!), FIELD #1 IS STILL CLOSED. Therefore, games scheduled for Tuesday night, and beyond, are canceled for the time being. We are hoping to have that field up and playing in a few days. Please contact your division supervisor to reschedule those games as you are for "flood" games.
-We will have a combination of restrooms and porta-potties to start with. The restrooms between fields 1 & 2 will be designated one for women and one for men until we get the restrooms in the office building open. Speaking of which....the restrooms in the office building are closed for now due to flood damage to the building itself.
-WE WILL HAVE CONCESSIONS FOR SALE. Right now, it looks like we will be using some of the space between the concession building and the restroom building for selling food/beverage. We likely won't have everything we sell out of the stand proper, but we'll have most of it. Therefore, STILL NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGE BROUGHT INTO THE PARK PLEASE, except for player hydration. The first person who gets caught with something not purchased at KAA and tries to explain that he/she assumed the rule was waived because of the flood, or didn't see a sign prohibiting it, will be publicly flogged on field 1 with a wet noodle!
-SAME FOR NO SMOKING. Most of our No Outside Food/Beverage & No Smoking signs were swept away in the flood, and have yet to be replaced but, WE ALL KNOW THE RULES EVEN WITHOUT THE SIGNS!
-No pets also unless they are trained to remove debris from the fences! And if you claim they are, they will be put to work.
On a happier note, I'd like to thank our field crew for working so hard to get the park ready in record time. If you see one of them working in the park please thank them. Many people thought we were done for the season, or closing up completely, nothing could be further from the truth!
I'd also like to thank our board for working equally hard to get at least part of the Spring Fling softball tournament played this past weekend. Even though we weren't able to play in Columbia, IL, we did get every game scheduled for Sullivan, MO, played and that was great to see.
Lastly, I'd like to thank all of you. We haven't had one team ask for a refund and that reflects your dedication to KAA and your players.
See you at the park!
Eric Eickmeyer, KAA President