(Editor's Note: This letter was emailed to the East End Volleyball League members and is being reprinted here with the author's approval.)
We fully expect that there will be a Long Beach league. They just
have other more important things to worry about right now. I expect they
will get around to VB in late March once they know who is rebuilding
the boardwalk and how it is progressing.
I will be in touch with the
city during this process and will let you know as soon as I hear
anything from them. The city’s goal is to get everything back to normal
as soon as possible and they are working very hard to do that right now.
They are having the Polar Bear swim on Super Bowl weekend and they
adjusted to the boardwalk demolition by moving the swim to Grand Ave at
the park of the boardwalk that has already been taken down.
I expect them to make similar adjustments for
other beach activities as the summer approaches. Any decision about the
exact details of the summer league would be total speculation right now
until we see how the beach builds back up, what happens with any beach
reconstruction from money just approved by the Federal Government and
again how the boardwalk looks.
But I would be very surprised
if they decided not to allow the league this year because it is very
popular, would show that things are back to normal and it raises a lot
of money for the city. I expect that we will start as we always do at
the end of May and that we will have a big weekend tournament for all
levels of volleyball to raise funds to help rebuild the boardwalk.
So stayed tuned and be patient.
East End Volleyball
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