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Supporters raise $1,500 for burglarized youth baseball league

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Posted at 4:31 PM, May 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-04 18:32:35-04

KEARNS, Utah -- Two local baseball programs are raising money to help another local baseball program that had its snack shack burglarized on Monday.

Coaches with the Kearns Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball League said someone broke into the shack using a sledge-hammer, and they stole all of the candy and money inside.The profits from the snack shack go toward umpire fees and other fees associated with the league.

Players and coaches with Juan Diego Baseball and Saint John The Baptist Baseball heard about the incident, and they decided to come together to replace what had been lost. With help from the community the two programs were able to present the Kearns program with $1,500 on Friday to cover their losses.

Andy Curtis, president of Kearns Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball League, said they’ve received a lot of support.

“It's huge,” he said. “It's a phenomenal outpouring. We've had about 15 organizations, including these guys who have reached out to us so far. These guys had everything in place, and that's why we're able to do this today."

Coaches said they are still accepting donations to help the program. Click here to learn more.