Arson investigators are on the scene of a fire that destroyed a ballpark building vital to Antelope Little League.
Both money and memories – up in smoke. Antelope Little League ran off the proceeds of the concession stand at their ball field. And inside the building they stored everything, from equipment to 1960’s Little League championship banners.
It’s a hard day here.
“Hard to watch. Makes me sick to my stomach,” said Kimberly Heck, a mom and League trustee.
Neighbors say they saw two kids running from the fire right after it was set.
Sac Metro Fire arson investigators are hoping anyone else who saw something will give them a call and help them with their investigation.
If the fire was started by kids, it’s other kids there hurting. Sure – by taking away their favorite snacks.
“Nachos and fries,” confirmed Dylan Brown, a 9-year-old who plays second base.
The fire caused $20,000 in damage to the building, but will do twice that damage to the finances of the league if the concession stand isn’t open next season.
But if Antelope Little League is behind on the count, “we won’t give up,” said Heck.
The little league season doesn’t get going again until March. Antelope has a few months to figure out how they’re going to replace the building – and how to replace the money they make in that building while they are working on it.