One eve of season, Savin Hill Little League 'wiped out' by thieves

The Savin Hill Little League trailer at McConnell Park was broken into over the weekend. Thieves made off with "thousands of dollars" worth of little league equipment. Photo by Bill Forry

Just days before the first pitch of the season, Savin Hill Little League has been dealt a tough blow by thieves who pillaged their equipment locker at McConnell Park. The weekend incident left the up-and-coming youth sports league without helmets, bats, bases and balls— a loss of "thousands of dollars," according to Mike Christopher, one of the volunteers who runs the league.

"SHLL is a non profit that is 100 percent volunteer based. Our board and coaching staff is made up of all young adults who do not have children," Christopher explained. "We have made tremendous strides in the past couple of years, but we do not have a lot of funds and are stretched extremely thin."

Christopher says that the league is filing a police report and hopes to recover the equipment. But, they are also hoping that donors will step up to help them replace the necessary equipment.

Anyone who would like to help is asked to email the league at this address: savinhillbaseball@gmail.com.
The league has set up an online account to accept donations here.