Tujunga Little League players will soon be able to slide into home plate again, thanks to a company that donated a replacement after their field's artificial turf was stolen in November.
The owners of Artificial Grass Liquidators, a turf installation company, heard about the story of the stolen grass and decided to do something about it.
Crews installed the turf Tuesday using fake grass taken from a college baseball field. The league will also get a year worth of turf maintenance and cleaning.
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"We were just in a position where we were able to help because that’s what we do," said Sheri Nolan, a spokeswoman for AGL. "It’s really just about the kids and them getting their field back."
The field is designed for players ages 4 to 6.
"They're excited that they have their field back," said Bill Mayes, president of the league.
While rainy weather postponed installation and activities last week, the grand reopening is scheduled at the T-ball field on Wednesday.
Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon was expected to make an appearance.
The stolen turf was worth up to $3,000. The cost of replacing it would have taken as much revenue as the league takes in for an entire season.
Police say there are no new developments in the investigation.