After theft, baseball mound is donated to NC town’s little league revival
FRANKLINTON, N.C. (WNCN) — Just as folks in Franklinton got their little league program back up and running someone stole the pitcher’s mound.
They say it cost about $1,500. But, there is a happy ending to the story.
For the last eight years, Franklinton didn’t even have a little league program. Then a few months back, Town Commissioner Brad Kearney teamed up with the police department.
“We just wanted to have something for these kids to do. They really didn’t have anything to do around here,” Kearney said.
So they put the word out and the community stepped up. Neighbors came together and they cleaned up three fields by the elementary school.
They also started raising money for equipment and in two months they say they had $10,000.
“When kids are involved and its something positive and you really want to do it, it can get done,” said parent Ty Eaton.
They got it done, but then