COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – In early January 2022, overnight vandalism hit Britt David Park, leaving the Pioneer Little Leagues clubhouse, the dugouts and many of the walls covered in spray paint.
“I love the park. We’ve been going here for a really long time. Just to see them come onto our property and spray paint our stuff. It’s sad, it’s devastating.
PLL softball players
Jacob Greer of Greer home solutions offered his company’s time and resources to repair the damage. Greer tells News 3 that he grew up in the area playing ball and doesn’t want that to be an example to his children.
“We’re proud of where we live, we’re proud of where our youngsters play ball. So don’t get me wrong, it’s good for people to see us doing this because it shows that we care but we don’t get paid for it. It is out of the goodness of our hearts.
Jacob Greer – Owner Greer Solutions
Now the fields and surrounding areas are restored, but it took a lot of help from community members young and old.
I wanted to come and help make the park more beautiful because I’ve played here and my brothers have played here, so I want it to be a place that’s beautiful.
Sommer Worthen – Former PLL softball player
Board members say the good outweighs the bad.
“With the damage that has been done, it breaks your heart. But then people start reaching out immediately. Obviously you can see communities coming out and people are here to volunteer their time. You know Greer Solutions is also there. Then we had other leagues that reached out. You know it was a terrible thing, but honestly, it’s fantastic. That’s what you want in a little league for the community to come together for the kids.
Kristi Ellis – Pioneer Little League Board Secretary