Anonymous donor revitalizes Little League

May 27, 2008 1:14:59 PM PDT
Some young ballplayers are back in the game tonight, thanks to the generosity of an Action News viewer. It came after a heartbreaking act of vandalism and theft over the holiday weekend. Two social workers unloaded thousands of dollars worth of baseball equipment. The little leaguers now have new baseballs, bats, and helmets.

This weekend someone broke into the Fairview Little League's building and trashed it. Mustard and ketchup covered the place from top to bottom. Even more disheartening, the vandals stole all the baseball equipment.

Andre Moore said, "I wondered who did it and why, and who did should be ashamed of themselves."

"I thought we weren't going to have anything to use when we have our game on Tuesday," said Dayron Wagner.

But an anonymous donor saw the little league's plight on Action News and gave the ESF Dream Camp Foundation $3,000 earmarked for the Fairview Little League.

Emily Miller of the ESF Dream Camp Foundation tells Action News, "We're in the business of helping kids in Philadelphia and Harford area and we would love to break into the Camden area as well, and we wanted to do whatever we could to help kids in Camden."

The kids, along with many volunteers, have been working day and night to restore the little league building. In a city where the luxuries of life are few, this field is more than just grass and dirt... it's a place of hope.

The little league also received another thousand dollars or so in other donations. If you'd like to make a donation call the Fairview Little League clubhouse Monday through Friday between the 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. The number is (856) 962-8880.