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2020 Season Cancelled

By Aaron Garfat, 06/21/20, 9:00AM EDT

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The PMLA Executive has been closely monitoring local and provincial COVID-19 updates and how they pertain to our 2020 Rep lacrosse season, as well as following the direction of the Ontario Lacrosse Association. 

On Thursday June 11th, 2020 the Ontario Lacrosse Association made the extremely difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Competitive season out of concern for the health and well-being of our lacrosse families and the greater lacrosse community.  We understand some families may be disappointed by this decision, but given the uncertainty about Covid-19 we feel it is our duty to act responsibly and help safeguard the health of our players, families, officials and volunteers.  

The PMLA Executive has directed a full refund of fees for our Rep players who registered for the 2020 season, however, we are also offering families the opportunity to roll their registration fees to the 2021 season as a credit on their account while at the same time locking in their fees at the 2020 rate. 

The PMLA has a number of expenses each year including insurance, website hosting, bank/credit card fees, equipment purchases, maintenance and storage costs that must still be covered for 2020. Without a 2020 season, it will be exceedingly difficult for our Association to meet those financial obligations.  In saying this, the PMLA wonders (if you are not rolling your fees to 2021) if you would consider taking only a partial refund to help offset our 2020 expenses. Please let us know if you can donate $20. Your donation will help ensure a season next year and help to reduce or eliminate the need for higher fees in 2021. 

We ask that you please complete and submit the REFUND REQUEST FORM at the link below and we will then process your refund. Your refund will be credited back to the credit card used for the original registration payment. Please submit this form before July 3rd, 2020.   We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through the administrative process of issuing over 250 refunds, which may take up to 4 weeks. 

We know that this is disappointing news for many children in our community who were looking forward to playing the game they love. As an executive we share that same disappointment. At this time all we can do is look forward with optimism to seeing everyone on the floor again in 2021 for a season which is sure to be full of fun and excitement. 

Aaron Garfat

President 

Peterborough Minor Lacrosse Association 

REFUND REQUEST FORM: Please click on this link, or copy and paste the link into your internet browser to fill out the PMLA Refund Request Form. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBZUNyKk1hlTkmMNhxjPxXiIMBWsArOrMX1O_VnCsQsFCIaw/viewform?usp=sf_link