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
Congratulations to SGSL's 2020 College Scholarship Award winners: