HOUSTON—Copper thieves have caused a big problem for organizers and players of the Kingwood Girls Softball Association. The criminals stripped copper wiring from electrical boxes all over the property, which has taken away 90 percent of lighting on the fields.
Organizers are trying to figure out a way to salvage the end of the season without having to forfeit. However, this is no easy task.
According to organizers, the cost to repair the damage could be as much as $20,000.
All of the night games have been cancelled indefinitely, including a Thursday night game. That’s when a team called Impact was set to compete against the Sliders.
Thursday’s game was supposed to be the last game of the regular season for Impact.
“I was really upset that we couldn’t play the game tonight, and I bet the rest of my team is very devastated that we couldn’t play,” said Impact player Abigail Morris.
KGSA board members were scrambling to reschedule end of the season games during daylight hours. There are more than 200 players who are part of 23 teams.
“You’ve taken what our girls love to do and basically robbed them of something they wanted to do, something they loved to do,” said mother Roni Morris.
The league has filed an incident report with the Houston Police Department.
Anyone interested in donating to the Kingwood Girls Softball Association can do so on their website.