UpdatedFriday March 27, 2020 bySLL.

Dear Sunrise Families:

I know that we are all missing our “normal” lives as we live through this unique and challenging period in world history. While Sunrise is just one small part of the equation, the sense of community, enjoyment and pleasure it brings watching our kids play a game they love is what I miss the most. With the current orders prohibiting large public gatherings issued by both our Governor and Mayor, as well as the recommendation by Little League International, Sunrise will remain closed until at least May 11th. When we are advised that it is safe to reopen, we intend to restart our season and carry it through to its full conclusion, including playoffs, even if it takes us into early July. We are very committed to that goal and will do everything we can safely do to make that happen.


For those of you in our AAA and Majors divisions, District 40 has already advised us that they will not be holding “TOC” this year. However, no decision has been made with respect to “All-Stars” which comes directly from Williamsport. In the event that Little League International decides to cancel this year’s All-Star tournaments, I have started discussions with all of our local leagues on forming a tournament specifically for our 12-year-olds, so that they can enjoy an experience similar to All-Stars. I am happy to say that most of the local leagues are interested in participating in such a tournament.


We are working on many scenarios right now as they relate to a possible game and practice schedule, the snack shack and everything else that comes with the Sunrise experience. As the COVID-19 situation remains fluid and evolving, we will continue to monitor and adjust our plans accordingly with the goal of returning to Sunrise baseball as soon as it is deemed wise and safe to do so. In the meantime, it is my wish that all of our families remain safe and healthy. There is no question in my mind that we will get through this period soon.

Best Regards,

Lou Pacella


Woodland Hills Sunrise LL