Vandals Hit Virginia Youth Baseball Complex | Athletic Business

Vandals Hit Virginia Youth Baseball Complex

A Virginia youth baseball complex was vandalized last week and authorities are now looking for the perpetrators who were caught on video.

The facility in Glen Allen was hit at about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Vandal spray painted graphic images and lewd messages on light posts, walkways and signage at the fields.

According to the local ABC affiliate, a security camera captured two people spray painting a walkway at the facility, which is operated by Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association.

Board member Ryan Hinton, who spent a majority of Thursday and Friday power washing the graffiti, has a message for the vandals.

“You basically came out, vandalized property that really belongs to the kids,” Hinton told 8News. “This really hurts us. We had to come over and try to power wash some of the stuff that was written on the sidewalk before the kids came in for practice.”

Glen Allen has over 800 kids registered for summer baseball.

Hinton said this isn’t the first time the complex has been hit. A past incident involved someone throwing rocks at the concession stands and shattering the windows, while some drove onto the field with cars and did donuts.

Board member Kris Perini said she doesn’t understand why anyone would vandalize the field.

“I don’t understand it,” Perini said. “We’re here supporting the community, so for someone to come in and intentionally destroy it or make fun of it and make it so that other people can’t enjoy it–it’s awful to me.”

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