Canyon Lake Girls Softball Group Wipes Graffiti Off Dugout Bench, Prepares for Fall Season
Registration is now underway for Canyon Lake Girls Softball Association’s (CLGSA) fall season, and thanks to the quick response from the community, girls ages four to 14 won’t be sitting on a dugout bench spray-painted “TRUMP IS A NAZI.”
The team’s fields are located at Hidden Valley Sports Park by the CRRC Recreation Center on Mabel Jones Dr. On Monday, organizers picking up “tons” of spent fireworks and trash strewn across the playing area made the discovery.
CLGSA President Nick Ferguson posted about the vandalism on Facebook’s popular “Everything Canyon Lake TX” page.
Today, the Marsalis family, not affiliated with CLGSA saw the news and headed over to Hidden Valley to remove the unwanted graffiti.
Ferguson said he is touched by the overwhelming support from the Canyon Lake community, which rallied quickly behind him.
“We are just sad that someone felt the need to do this to a youth sports organization,” he said. “We’re completely apolitical, we’re out there to make sure these girls have a good time the best we can.”
“We’re completely apolitical, we’re out there to make sure these girls have a good time the best we can.” –CLGSA President Nick Ferguson
Comal County Sheriff’s Office deputies told him the vandalism may have occurred over the holiday weekend.
CLGSA is now working to get security cameras and new signage installed in time for their fall season, which begins in September.
“It’s a unique sport in that we are able to socially distance,” he said. “We’re excited to try and kind of pick up where we left off in the spring semester.”
Ferguson said kids need to get outside and not be cooped up despite the pandemic.
Meanwhile, he asks anyone driving by the fields, located across the street from the base of Canyon Dam, to keep an eye out.
“We just need people, as they drive by the dam, to say ‘hey, that looks nefarious, what’s going on there.'”
To register for the fall season, visit clgsatx.com.
This story was reported by Stephanie Johnson and Julian Deakle.