Message to Badgerland Softball League regarding COVID-19

May 18, 2020

Like all of you, the Board of Directors have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on our community.  The Board recently met and made the following tough decisions in order to keep all players/participants and fans safe.

  • All regular season leagues (Women's Competitive, Open Competitive, and Recreational) will be cancelled for the summer. Players and teams who have already paid their league fees will receive a full refund.  It will take a day or two to complete them in the system and it will take League Apps...the database we use...another 7-10 days.  Any service fees will be absorbed by the league.  If you have questions, please contact our Treasurer, Chris Verhaeghe, at 
  • The 2020 Badgerland Classic Tournament is cancelled. We look forward to hosting teams again in 2021. 
  • Our annual fundraiser, The Mr./Miss/Mx Drag Show, will be postponed till later this year. As you know, Brat Fest, our other fundraiser, has already been cancelled this year.
  • After our meeting, The City of Fitchburg had announced that all summer recreation programs were cancelled and permits would not be given out thus officially cancelling the tournament and the Open Competitive League.
  • City of Madison Parks with playgrounds and fields are still closed.

While these were not the decisions we were hoping for, we felt it was prudent to follow the advice of our local and national Public Health officials. We remain hopeful that during the early fall we may have some opportunities to come together in community and play some ball again though no official plans have been made at this time and we will continue to monitor the situation. 

During these difficult times we hope you are all safe and finding ways to cope while being safe at home. Stay safe and we will gather as a softball community again as soon as it is safe to do so. 

The Badgerland Softball League Board of Directors

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