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11/17/2020: Letter from Stars President Phil Carona

By Lake County Stars, 11/17/20, 9:00PM CST


Hello Stars Nation!

As it is almost Thanksgiving, I wanted to reach out and tell you how thankful I personally am for each of our families. We very much appreciate that you trust us with your son's baseball training and are looking forward to a great season to come!

First and foremost, in lieu of the Governor's new COVID-19 mitigation rules beginning on November 20, the STC will be closed for all large group practices. One-on-one lessons are allowed, as well as Ace's clinics (as they split up into very small groups). Otherwise no team practices at any age group can happen at STC until further notice.



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A few additional items of note:
1) General COVID Update
The safety and health of our families is always the most important part of our program. So in that regard, we will be instituting a mask policy for all Stars players, families and coaches inside STC. Review our STC rules here, but overall you need to wear a mask at all times, bring hand sanitizer to use before and after practice, check your temperature before you come, along with all other COVID screening protocols recommended by the IDPH. Please everyone do your part and cooperate to keep all of the Stars safe. Also please know that if you are still not comfortable having your son come to practices, the coaches will not hold this against him in any way and we understand that everyone has to do what's best for their own family. 
2) "Straighten Up" the STC Day!
(tentative pending COVID-19 restrictions)
Come help us paint, dust, polish, organize and straighten up our "home" so it is ready for winter practices to start. We can use all hands on deck-parents, siblings, coaches and players to help us on 12/5 from 2:00-5:00. We will cap this at 50 people total so please email Cynthia at with how many in your family can come help. Thanks!
3) Sponsorships
Own a business? Know a business? Like a business?  You get the idea... please help us collect sponsors for our program. See information here.  Getting a sponsor is a great way to fulfill your fundraising obligation while helping STC at the same time.
4) Youth Lessons and Clinics
Youth Players (14U and under) please don't forget to sign up for your lessons and clinics. There's still room in most of the December sessions.  Remember the clinics and 3 lessons are included in your program fees. Lessons may be available into the new year, but availability will be limited as team practices will take up the bulk of the time available at the STC. So try to get them in ASAP!
We have made a lot of improvements at STC and more are still to come-including the roof!
I hope everyone has a safe and healthy Thanksgiving!
Phil Carona
Lake County Stars President

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