ENLL COVID-19 Update - April 14th

East Nepean Members,

As our City continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, I would like to provide all members an update on information for the 2020 Season. Please note that this is based on information available now and may evolve as more information is received.

In early April, Little League International and Little League Canada, made the recommendation to suspend all Little League activities until May 11th, which East Nepean was in agreement with. Since that announcement, the City of Ottawa has announced that all fields within the City will be closed until June 30th, 2020.

As a result, East Nepean would like to advise members that if a 2020 season occurs it will be after June 30th, 2020.

If fields are made available, it remains ENLL's intent to run a season albeit on an altered schedule ( with season dates occurring in the summer months - July and August). We are currently working on options on what the 2020 season may look like, however nothing has been finalized and won't be until further information is received from the City, which we anticipate late Spring.

Once ENLL knows more we will communicate to all members the updated plans for 2020 and if you have not registered, will provided updated registration information at that time.

If you have already registered for the 2020 Spring Season:

We understand that this period of uncertainty is a difficult time for some members and many have questions regarding refunds. ENLL has posted its 2020 Refund policy on its website which can be found here: http://www.eastnepeanbaseball.on.ca/registration . This policy has been amended for this year due to COVID-19.

A member has two options at this time, request a refund or wait until further information is available on the 2020 season time frame.

If a member would like a refund before the schedule is set, please send your request to registration@eastnepeanbaseball.on.ca.

If a 2020 season does not proceed, or the altered schedule of dates for the 2020 season once announced do not work for your family, then a request for a refund can be made at that time.

Please note all refunds will be in full, ENLL has waived for 2020 all administration costs for refunds.

If you have questions about refunds or registrations, please contact Stephanie Elyea, ENLL Registrar at registration@eastnepeanbaseball.on.ca.

Thank you and stay safe during this time.

Bruce Campbell,

President East Nepean Little League

 
Update from ENLL - March 28th

As our community continues to deal with the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, East Nepean continues to monitor all information and update our schedule and polices as the information is available. In light of COVID-19, ENLL has updated its registration and refund policy for the 2020 Season.

Registration for 2020

  • Registration is open for 2020 and it is the intent of East Nepean to play a baseball season in 2020, once provided the necessary approvals
  • At this time, baseball activities are suspended until May 11th. A 2020 season would start after that date. However, we do note that the season could be delayed further. Updated information will be posted to our site as received.
  • At this time we can not confirm the dates of the season but will be working towards providing a full season with a modified schedule for dates and games
  • For the 2020 season - registration will be open until a confirmed season start date
  • For the 2020 season, there will be no late registration fees

For further information about registration please visit our registration page

Any questions about registration or refunds should be sent to registration@eastnepeanbaseball.on.ca

 
East Nepean to host the 2020 Major Ontario Championship

East Nepean is very pleased to advise its membership that East Nepean has won the bid to host the 2020 Major Ontario Championship. This event will see 2020 District Champions from all over Ontario, arrive In July 2020 to compete for the opportunity to represent Ontario in the Canadian Little League Championship.

Please see the Press Release below for further details on our news page.

We thank all who were involved in making this a successful bid.

Congratulations East Nepean.

onmajorprovincials2020.ca

 
Important Message from ENLL - March 18th

East Nepean Little League Members,

East Nepean Little League has received an updated statement regarding COVID-19 from Little League regarding the start of the 2020 season.

At this time, it is estimated that the season will start in mid- May. East Nepean, continues to monitor the situation closely and consults with the necessary experts and health authorities.

At this time, plans remain for a 2020 season, with a slightly later start date then normal. While a later start date is disappointing, this has occurred in previous seasons due to weather so it is a timeline that East Nepean has accommodated previously with no issues.

We will continue to keep our membership informed as information is received and decisions are made. East Nepean appreciates the support of all our members as we deal with this situation that is evolving and changing almost daily.

Bruce Campbell

President, East Nepean Little League

ENLL Notice to Member COVID-19 (PDF)

 
East Nepean to host 2020 Major Ontario Championship
--- Press Release ---

East Nepean Eagles to Host the 2020 Major Ontario Little League Championship

BARRHAVEN, Thursday, June 13th, 2019 - The kids of Summer are headed to Ottawa as East Nepean Little League has been chosen to host the Major Ontario Little League Championship in July 2020.

Teams representing all eight Ontario Little League districts will travel to Eagles Nest in Barrhaven, home of the East Nepean Eagles, to compete for the opportunity to represent Ontario at the Canadian Little League Championship in Victoria, BC.

East Nepean Little League President Bruce Campbell knows the significance of hosting this sought after event. "The Major provincial tournament is special. It's special for the athletes, their family's and for the city of Ottawa. This tournament is the chance for 11 and 12-year-old players to get one step closer to living out the dream of representing Canada at the Little League World Series. Every at-bat, ground ball, pitch and fly ball are important steps towards winning" Campbell says. "We are honoured to host the players who train for this and for their families who commit to supporting them along the way."

Barrhaven Councillor Jan Harder said "Barrhaven is excited indeed that East Nepean will host the 2020 Major Little League Ontario Championship. Our community of over 90,000 residents and 500 businesses look forward to welcoming the players and their families". Jan Harder noted that "With new hotels under construction, 3 major recreation centres, close by Ottawa's International Airport, with our very own VIA Rail station and on Hwy 416 there is nothing we aren't close to! Ottawa is a beautiful city and as we like to say it's every Canadians second hometown. See you soon!"

Winning this bid not only shines a spotlight on both the community and organization but also reflects the passion and commitment of the volunteers, a hallmark of East Nepean Little League's success throughout the last 63 years in Ottawa.

With just over a year until opening pitch, the hopeful players, families, coaches and community are already working towards making the tournament a home run for all.

For media or sponsorship inquiries please contact:

Jeff Elyea

enllsocialmedia@gmail.com

 
2020 Major Ontario Championships - Video
 
Jay Care Foundation - Field of Dream Annoucment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TORONTO, ONTARIO
APRIL 14, 2019

JAYS CARE INVESTS MORE THAN $1.3 MILLION IN COMMUNITY BASEBALL INFRASTRUCTURE ACROSS CANADA

As announced on Blue Jays Central today, JAYS CARE FOUNDATION, the charitable arm of the TORONTO BLUE JAYS, will make an infrastructure investment of $1.3 million to benefit Canadian children and youth through its Field Of Dreams program.

Fifteen organizations located across five provinces and one territory will receive funding to build, enhance, and refurbish baseball diamonds where children and youth can develop important life skills and learn from positive role models. In the last five years, Jays Care has committed nearly $8 million to 66 infrastructure projects across Canada.

"We are very impressed with the diverse group of organizations receiving funding through our Jays Care Field Of Dreams grants this year," said Robert Witchel, Executive Director, Jays Care Foundation. "With recipients spanning the country from the Atlantic to the Pacific to Baffin Bay in the Arctic Circle, these investments move us one step closer to our goal of a level playing field for all Canadian children and youth."

The following communities and organizations have been selected as Jays Care's 2019 Field Of Dreams grant recipients:

  1. Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford Angels Hardball Association
  2. Abegweit First Nation, PEI - Abegweit Mi'kmaw Nation
  3. Assiginack, ON - Township of Assiginack
  4. Chelsea, QC - Municipality of Chelsea
  5. Guelph, ON - Ponsonby Recreation Club Inc.
  6. Ituna, SK - Ituna & District Regional Park
  7. Kahnawake, QC - Mohawk Council of Kahnawake
  8. Lac-M├ęgantic, QC - Association de Baseball Mineur de Lac-M├ęgantic
  9. Langley, BC - Langley Blaze Baseball Association
  10. Moose Cree First Nation, ON - Moose Cree First Nation
  11. Ottawa, ON - East Nepean Baseball Association
  12. Pond Inlet, NU - Recreation Department of Pond Inlet
  13. Quinte West, ON - Quinte Challenger Baseball
  14. Swift Current, SK - Swift Current Minor Baseball
  15. Toronto, ON - Bloordale Baseball League

About Jays Care Foundation

Used intentionally, baseball has the power to create lasting social change for children and youth. That is why we help kids get involved in the game, build safe spaces in which they can play, and work with like-minded organizations to design and lead comprehensive programs that address the needs of marginalized children and youth across Canada. Jays Care Foundation has been recognized with the Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy (2014), the Beyond Sport Sports Team of the Year Award (2013), and the MLB Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence (2012).