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.