Celebrating our 50th season, the purpose of the Smithfield Girl’s Softball League, is to give all eligible girls, ages 4 - 18, of all skill levels, the opportunity to play organized softball. The SGSL goals are to develop girls, both physically and mentally, in the area of team competition; to encourage, teach and promote good sportsmanship and fun; to learn the fundamental rules and skills of the game of softball; and to promote the growth and improvement of the League.
I hope this message finds you and your families healthy and well. The Smithfield Girls Softball League has been monitoring the COVID-19 crisis. We are following the Governor’s restriction guidelines and awaiting instructions from USA Softball of RI as to how we approach our 2020 SGSL Rec season. Unfortunately, given the remarks made last week by the Governor, we have no choice but to cancel this year’s Rec season. The SGSL Board of Directors had held out hope that the situation would become more favorable, unfortunately we cannot pull it off safely. Every player registered will receive a full refund within the next couple of weeks; refunds will be sent via the same route they were paid (credit card or check), though credit card payments made over 90 days ago, will be refunded by check. We will continue to monitor the guidelines that the State, Town of Smithfield and USA Softball come out with; if the restrictions ease and provide us an opportunity to create a late summer / fall league we will certainly do so and consider every other option. We will provide updates as needed though email and postings on our Facebook site. We would like nothing more than to play softball at some point this season but our first priority is the safety of our players and their families. When it is safe to play we will be ready to play softball.
Thank You for your patience during this time. We wish your family, especially our players, the very best for this summer and hope to see soon.
SGSL Board of Directors
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is rapidly changing the way that we all, think, act, gather, learn, and live our daily lives. And, yes, that also means how and when we play softball. With the most recent guidance from the CDC all national governing bodies for spring sports, including USA Softball of RI, are now strongly advising all its local programs, such as the Smithfield Girls Softball League, to suspend / delay their seasons UNTIL the "all clear" signal is sent out by the authorities..
We recognize that this is the heart of our SGSL Rec season, and we share in the great disappointment that many are feeling surrounding this pause in the 2020 season. However, it is our hope that by doing this, we will all play a small, but important part in flattening the curve in the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
We will continue to consult with state and local government health officials and our Board of Directors...and we are committed to doing the best we can for the safety and well-being of our players, families, volunteers, and fans.
In the coming weeks, the SGSL BoD will explore all options available to us for some type of 2020 SGSL Rec season when this crisis is over.
Please stay safe,
Congratulations to SGSL's 2019 College Scholarship Award winners:
Casey Derderian - SGSL Megan Caron Memorial Scholarship
Ariana Ruhle - SGSL Caitlyn Adler Memorial Scholarship
Lucia Dooley - SGSL Annual Scholarship
Juliet Batek - SGSL Annual Scholarship
Grace Robitaille - SGSL Annual Scholarship
Elizabeth Pelletier - SGSL Annual Scholarship
Taylor Paiva - SGSL Annual Scholarship
Gianna Paiva - SGSL Annual Scholarship
Elizabeth Ferreira - SGSL Annual Scholarship