Community Steps Up To The Plate (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch

May 3, 2013 Updated May 3, 2013 at 5:41 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- The community steps up to the plate helping make the baseball season much brighter for kids at the Wallen Complex.

Three weeks ago, the ballpark on Village Dr. in Fort Wayne was targeted by vandals. The thieves cut wires out of power boxes and light poles used to light the fields and stole a computer chip out of the equipment that controls the irrigation system.

Thanks to many members of the community volunteering their time and money, the fields are ready to go.

"Couldn't be more excited," Greg Follis, groundskeeper for Wallen Complex said. "I was a little down three weeks ago but with the help of all the local people, volunteers, so forth, we're back and running so, real happy about it."

The vandals did about $3,000 worth of damage to the equipment. Follis says without help from the community, the non-profit baseball complex would not have been able to afford the repairs.




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