We would like to thank our families for their patience as your Board of Directors carefully considered what to do with Sterling Soccer Club spring programs. Given recent COVID-19 developments as well as Governor Northam's “Stay at Home” order issued through June 10, 2020, we have no choice but to cancel the spring season. This is very tough news to deliver, but our primary concern is the health and safety of our Sterling Soccer players, parents, staff, and hard-working volunteers.
We understand that many of our families are hurting and we want to be here to support and serve our soccer-loving community both now and in the years to come. As a small 501(c)(3) non-profit community organization, we rely mainly on member registration fees to fund our operations. With this in mind, we have worked to implement a thoughtful and fair refund policy for our Recreation players that takes into consideration the needs of our families as well as the financial responsibilities and sustainability of our club.
After careful and extended discussion among the Board of Directors, we are providing all families who have registered for the Sterling Soccer 2020 Spring Rec season with the following three options:
We encourage all those who are able to support Sterling Soccer Club in this difficult time to donate their spring registration fee to the club. A donation would allow our club to pay our staff and keep our club active, as we are anticipating many months of financial hardship ahead for our club. SSC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, so any donation may be tax deductible. To donate your registration fee please send an email by May 15, 2020 to email@example.com, put the word “DONATE” in the subject line and provide the player’s name in the body of the email. A donation letter will be provided.
Transfer to the Fall 2020 Season:
You may elect to transfer your full spring 2020 registration to the fall 2020 season. To transfer your spring 2020 registration fees to the fall 2020 season, please send an email by May 15, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org, put the word “CREDIT” in the subject line of the email, and include the player's name in the body of the email.
Unfortunately, our club has incurred and continues to incur certain monthly expenses (payroll, insurance, website/hosting fees, legal, field maintenance costs, etc.), even though facilities and field-use restrictions prevent us from moving forward with the spring season. You may elect to receive a refund of 75% of your spring 2020 registration fees. To receive a partial refund of your spring registration dues, please send an email by May 15, 2020 to email@example.com, put the word “REFUND” in the subject line of the email, and provide the player’s name in the body of the email.
If an email request is not received by May 15, 2020, identifying your preference, all registration fees for the 2020 spring season will be considered a donation to Sterling Soccer Club.
Please note, uniforms purchased are nonrefundable. Uniforms may be used for future seasons and club members will not be required to purchase new ones for the 2020 Fall Season.