Arsonist Destroys High School Baseball Team's Concession Stand

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Arsonist Destroys High School Baseball Team's Concession Stand

CREATED Jul 14, 2014

by Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Metro fire investigators are looking into arson at McGavock High School that has left members of its baseball team and their parents heartbroken.

Investigators said overnight, someone burned down the concession stand the team uses to raise money during their games.

Metro fire investigators confirmed Monday afternoon the damage does appeared to be arson. Someone also splattered blue paint right next to the overnight fire damage.

The concession stand had a grill and a freezer in it, stocked with food sold to raise money for the team. Now, parents and teammates are scrambling to find ways to build a new stand before next season starts.

The team’s coach said while the destruction of their concession stand hurts, the arson provided a good lesson to teammates about overcoming adversity.

“Whatever we work to create, if that gets destroyed you just overcome it,” said Coach Kevin Holt. “You can't make excuses for it, and you can't get too upset, it just should motivate you in a positive way.”

The Baseball booster parents said the concession stand has been the site of vandalism before.

Just this spring, someone broke into it, stealing candy and food from inside.

If you would like to help the McGavock Baseball Team, you can write a check to “McGavock Baseball Bullpen Club,” and send it to McGavock Baseball Bullpen Club, care of McGavock High School, 3150 McGavock Pick, Nashville TN 37214.

Email: jlamb@newschannel5.com