Vandals break into Langley, B.C. sports park, cause extensive damage to ball fields
Local girls' fastball league hopes to still pull off planned home opener this weekend
April 11, 2023 By Turf & Rec
A major opening day celebration was planned for Saturday at Noel Booth Community Park in Langley, B.C., but an act of vandalism occurring Easter weekend has altered those plans.
Sometime between Good Friday and Saturday, vandals cut locks at two park gates to gain access to its baseball fields and drove a four-by-four vehicle on the grounds, creating doughnut ruts and rendering the field unplayable. The local girls’ fastball leagues were ready to play their home openers this weekend.
The field damage has impacted about 30 teams made up of girls between the ages of 10 and 14.
The fastball league’s president is optimistic the scheduled celebration can continue as planned through some diamond juggling efforts.
Langley RCMP are urging the public to come forward with any information they might have about the incident.
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