Encino Little League


Dear ELL Families:
Unfortunately, we're going to need to postpone Opening Day. Given the rains, there is no way we can play games tomorrow. The infields are muddy and slippery, and there is standing water in some spots. Given the forecast (showers off and on all day with no sun, plus more rain tonight) there is no plausible chance the fields will dry out in time for games tomorrow. On the contrary, they are only going to get worse if it keeps raining. So, we will have our Opening Day next Saturday, March 10. The same Opening Day schedule will apply. IMPORTANT: We will play the March 3 game schedule - NOT the March 10 game schedule - next week on Opening Day. The schedule will be updated on the website shortly to reflect this change. (We have not yet decided whether or when to make up the slate of games that had previously been scheduled for March 10.) Please check the website and/or Twitter feed for updates on when the fields will be reopened for practices. Sorry for any inconvenience, and we look forward to seeing you next weekend!
The ELL Executive Board

This coming Saturday, March 10, is Opening Day at Encino Little League! (Weather permitting -- see note below.) The ceremony will begin at 8:00 on the Major field and is expected to last approximately 30 minutes. Please have your child in full uniform at the designated assembly area no later than 7:30 am. The assembly areas are as follows (signs will be posted to remind you):

Junior: Pony - Right Field
Major: Pony - Center Field
Minor: Pony - Left Field
Farm: Colt - Right Field
AAA: Colt - Center Field
AA: Colt - Left Field
Rookie: Colt - Infield
Wee Ball: Colt - Infield

Parking will be a challenge, so an early arrival is recommended. The ELL parking lot will fill up quickly and late arrivals will be redirected to the Park N Ride lot or residential street parking adjacent to the baseball complex (please be respectful of our neighbors). Please do not park in another family's reserved spot -- they donated money for it.

Right now, there is rain in the forecast for later this week. We are optimistic that we will be able to play games on Saturday, but it is possible that Opening Day and all games will be rained out. If that happens, we will hold Opening Day on Saturday, March 10, including the same slate of games currently scheduled for March 3. Please check the ELL website and/or Twitter feed on Friday night and Saturday morning for updates.

Other Announcements
Wi-Fi: We have added wi-fi throughout the complex. Log on to ELL_Guest; the password is ellguest.
New Menu Items at Snack Stand: We have added some new items to the Snack Stand menu, including turkey burgers and kale salad.

Auxiliary Snack Stand: For the first time in a long while, the auxiliary snack stand near the Minor field will be open for business! Open Saturdays 11-5. This should be an added convenience for families attending AAA and Minor games. It will sell bottled beverages and packaged candy/snacks (no cooked food yet), as well as...

New ELL Merchandise: We have newly designed hats, tshirts, sweatshirts and other ELL items, which will be permanently available in the Auxiliary Snack Stand. Come check it out!

Save the Dates:
Picture Day - April 21st
Casino Night Fundraiser - May 2nd. Please keep an eye our for an invite in the next few weeks.
Mother's Day Fireworks - May 12th. You won't want to miss this event.
General Membership Meeting - May 16
Championship Saturday - June 9th

If you have any questions, please let your managers know.

Chad Elder
ELL President

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    Picture Day is this Saturday, April 21. Check website for details and your team?s scheduled photo time.