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Sabino Canyon little league baseball team banners slashed

Ripped Banners
Posted at 4:12 PM, Apr 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-28 01:22:38-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A local Tucson little league baseball team found banners around the fence of one of their fields slashed.

The Sabino Canyon little league baseball team arrived at their Friday night game at Udall Park to find their banners torn down the middle.

Little league board member and parent of one of the players Jamie Angeley said, when she saw the banners, she was in shock.

"My heart just dropped because I knew all these kids we're showing up to their games, and there hearts we're going to drop worse than mine because they don't understand why somebody would do this to their field, their home," Angeley said.

Angeley said, they believe someone slashed the banners.

"All of our banners and sponsorship that we've worked hard for this season we're ripped down, thrown on the ground and sliced right down the middle," Angeley said.

The banners represent the money the team is able to fund raise. One of the league's biggest goals this year with fund raising is to have enough money to allow any kid, regardless if they can afford it, to be on the team, she said.

"None of these Sabino Canyon banners were ever set up," Mason Angeley, Jamie's son, said. "We had no banners and now we do and it looked really good. It sucks that somebody destroyed it."

Angeley said, many of these players, especially her son Mason, come to this field at least four times a week and look at it like a second home.

"Some kids are here on games when they don't even have games because they're just watching," Jamie Angeley said. "Everybody feels comfortable here. It was just very much a violation to us and hurts our hearts."

There was no police report filed at this time, but the league's hope, is that it doesn't happen again.

"It doesn't make anything right," Mason said. "It just made me sad."