Coaches and parents are being reminded to search baseball fields before practices and games after the Duncan Junior Baseball Association (DJB) found needles in the area.
On Wednesday, the association put out a Facebook message that said “more needles were found on field 7” on Tuesday night. Needles were also found all over the park, according to the post.
Tina Baker, vice president of baseball, said North Cowichan workers have been sweeping the area daily but they are asking coaches, parents and guardians to walk around the fields before practices and games.
“I know this adds more to your plate but the alternative is just so scary,” Baker wrote in the post.
The post said the first person on the field has to do a search before any player gets on the field. The DJBA players cannot search the field on their own as they are not at the appropriate age to do so.
“The safety of our players is a priority but we need our entire DJBA family to be diligent,” Baker said.
The association also said if a child sees a needle, they should tell an adult and not touch it.
This not a message we ever wanted to post but please read the following note from our VP of Baseball. Tonight there…
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