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How to Donate or Claim Your Refund – ACTION REQUIRED BY MAY 5th

You MUST take action by MAY 5th to either donate or receive your refund. 

DARIEN RESIDENT ONLY RIVALS PLAYERS use THIS FORM to process your refund and/or donate to the Coaches Relief Fund.   

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Spring Season Cancellation

Thank you very much for your patience and understanding as we’ve worked through this unprecedented period of uncertainty.  As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to unfold, we’ve been planning for several scenarios where we could modify, shorten, extend or altogether cancel our Spring Season with the health and safety of our players, coaches and community as our highest priority.  The implementation of any one plan would require guidance from State of Connecticut, the Towns of Darien and New Canaan and the Connecticut Club Soccer League.  Over the past weeks, this guidance has tended to be incremental in nature with rolling school cancellations and shelter in place orders as both the progression of the pandemic and our understanding of it has evolved.  Based on the new guidance adopted by all of these organizations calling for social distancing measures to continue until at least May 20th, we have decided to CANCEL the traditional Rivals Spring Season.

 

Your Refund

Rivals United is a volunteer run, non-profit joint venture between Darien SA and New Canaan FC.  We budgeted to provide the highest quality, lowest cost programming that generates breakeven financial results.  Our operating costs consist of coach and staff payments, insurance, indoor space, field permits, credit card and league fees.  Please understand that this public health crisis and related full season cancellation are completely unprecedented for us.  While we acted quickly to limit cash outflows to maximize potential refunds prior this cancellation, many of these costs have been incurred. 

 

Please know that a significant amount of time and analysis has been made to maximize refunds.  Based on this, we are offering a Spring refund of $600.  

 

Helping Our Coaches – Coaches Relief Fund

While we believe the decision to maximize refunds is ultimately the right one, it is also an extremely difficult decision to make.  Most of your registration fee goes toward paying Jack, Anthony, Luke and Jon, for many of whom coaching is their full-time job and primary source of income.  This cancellation will be very hard on them through no fault of their own.

 

In order to support our coaches, we are asking you to please consider donating some or all of your refund amount to our Coaches Relief Fund.  As Darien SA and New Canaan FC are 501(c)(3) profit organizations, all donations are tax deductible.  100% of donated refunds will be distributed to our coaches and we plan a recognition program for families who participate.

You MUST take action by MAY 5th to either donate or receive your refund. 

DARIEN RESIDENT ONLY RIVALS PLAYERS use THIS FORM to process your refund and/or donate to the Coaches Relief Fund.