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Schenectady Little League clubhouse vandalized

WNYT Staff
Updated: March 31, 2020 11:58 AM
Created: March 31, 2020 06:39 AM

SCHENECTADY – Schenectady Police are looking for the people who vandalized the Schenectady Little League's clubhouse.    

The league said it happened twice over the past week.

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“Heartbroken was literally the only word I could think of,” said Cassie Dillon when she first saw the damage.

Dillon is a player agent for the league. There is spray paint on the walls, as well as a broken display case, broken trophies, files and food is also thrown everywhere. Dillon said they believe the people that did this first broke into the clubhouse by climbing up scaffolding left there as workers fixed the roof of the building.

"Second time they found a ladder came back through another window and then it looks like they went downstairs,” said Dillon. “Were greeted by our steal door. They can't get out and then had some fun in the concession stand and then opened the concession stand window and climbed out through there."

The Little League said it is now looking to get cameras in the next few weeks. They said they have never needed them before and during this time they’re usually spending all their time at the field. Until they get cameras they are asking the community to step up.

“I know the neighbors have offered now to keep a better eye out for us,” said Dillon.

A GoFundMe page was also started. Dillon said they don’t have enough money to deal with a situation like this. She said their main goal is to make sure everything is cleaned up for when the coronavirus pandemic is over.

"Getting it back up and running so when these kids are allowed to go back to their normal lives and see their friends and you know play the sports they love and they have a place to come,” said Dillon.


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