***DRAUGHT CONDITIONS IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY AND CALIFORNIA*** As many Californians know, there is a very severe draught in place. As a result in the Santa Cruz County, we have seen very significant restrictions placed on water usage for fields. We have attempted to work with our facilities managers to increase water allocation to the fields we use for the event, but we have been told very clearly by all agencies that the water is not available for use, regardless of price. Some counties in California are handling this differently based on their unique water sourcing situation, but for Santa Cruz, there is simply no choice given. The fields are brown, but playable, just not pristine like in previous years. Please be advised that there is nothing that can be done about this, and we would greatly appreciate it if you communicated this to your families so that they don’t attempt to talk about it to our volunteer parent tournament staff at their playing locations, as they have had not involvement or decision making capabilities about the situation.
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003