Schenectady Little League heartbroken over vandalism

Emily DeVito & WNYT Staff
Updated: March 31, 2020 03:24 PM
Created: March 31, 2020 01:30 PM

SCHENECTADY - Police in Schenectady are investigating vandalism at the Schenectady Little League Field. The people who did it broke in twice in one week.

The little league says it's thanking the community for its support during this time - but also asking them for some help.


Many players and parents felt heartbroken when they saw a Facebook of the concession stand and offices at the Schenectady Little League Field -- destroyed.

There is spray paint on walls. Trophies, a display case, and cash register all broken - and food thrown everywhere.

Cassie Dillon with the Schenectady Little League says they believe the people that did this first broke in through an upstairs window by climbing up scaffolding left behind by workers replacing the roof.

The Little League is now looking to get cameras in the next few weeks.

They say they never used to need them.

They are asking the community to step up until then.

A GoFundMe was also started and has raised nearly $1,000.

Dillon says they don't have enough money saved to deal with destruction like this and they want to make sure everything can be cleaned up for when the coronavirus pandemic is over.

MORE INFORMATION: Schenectady Little League GoFundMe

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