CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.- Graffiti is common on bridges, overpasses and abandoned buildings, but it wasn't expected or welcomed at a little league baseball field just days before they host the state championship.
Players came to the field over the weekend to find black graffiti over the NW Little league logo, several buildings. The graffiti contained profanity that no parent wanted to see on the field.
"It's just horrible. It's heartbreaking," said one parent when viewing the graffiti.
The vandalism has upset both parents and players on the Little League team.
"They did this and they think they are all big and bad, but they end up being stupid," explained nine-year-old Hunter Dudley.
Clarksville Police said they do typically see an increase in vandalism like this while kids are out of school during the summer months, but it's usually on bridges, overpasses or abandoned buildings. Not on a baseball field used by little kids every day.
Hunter and his father recently spent an entire weekend volunteering at the park, cleaning up and repainting. Now they have to do it all over again to get the ball field ready for the state championship convenes there on Friday.
Parents, players and volunteers play to bring paint and supplies to try and clean up the mess Monday night. Thankfully, Sherwin Williams has donated all of the paint which is saving this baseball organization money that is meant for the kids.