Down But Not Out

Photo by Patrick Whittemore, Boston Herald

In today’s Boston Herald there is a heart-breaking article about Little League players in Lawrence who have been victimized by the larceny of $1,500 worth of baseball equipment just 2 days before Opening Day. Read more here: (http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1167907).

The South Lawrence East Little League serves over 300 under-advantaged youths aged 5-15, and had only $100 in the bank when starting  this season. Now the parents and coaches need to dig deep to find additional money they don’t have in order to buy and replace needed equipment.

Apparently the burglars broke into a donated storage container outside the South Lawrence East Elementary School sometime overnight this past Wednesday-Thursday and stole more than 100 baseballs, donated cleats, equipment bags and catcher’s gear. Fortunately most of the league’s equipment had already been distributed, but now the coaches need to borrow balls for practice and those teams without catching equipment need to borrow from opposing teams during the games which began today.

While local businesses have already been helping with the costs of sponsoring the teams, the league still needs additional donations to cover this loss. The police are investigating but have no leads at this time.

  • Donations can be sent to Attention of Greg Morris, South Lawrence East Little League, 18 Market Street #3, Lawrence MA 01843. Or call league treasurer Ozzie Diaz at 978-857-9729.
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