Youth football league says company collected about $45,000 in fees but won’t give them the money

Posted at 6:59 PM, Jun 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-19 23:41:26-04

CACHE COUNTY, Utah – A group of young football players and their parents are upset after they paid about $45,000 in registration fees only to learn their season may be in jeopardy.

The Skyview Youth Football League includes about 250 kids from northern Cache County.

The league uses an online service called Jevin to process registration fees, however the league says Jevin is not making those funds available. The money is meant to pay for equipment, uniforms and more.

“We checked the accounts, no money,” said Jeff Young, a parent of a player in the league. “We followed up, no answers.”

League Director Brianne Young said they are frustrated with the experience.

"I want Jevin to do the right thing,” Brianne Young said. “I want our kids to get our money, and I want our kids to get a normal football season and not have to worry about this."

League officials are meeting with Smithfield Police on Monday, and the league says they are not the only group in Utah struggling to get satisfaction from Jevin.

"We received an email halfway through our registration from another group saying that they had, that there were other people having similar problems,” Brianne Young said.

Jevin has not responded to FOX 13 News’ requests for comment on the issue.

Members of the league have created a GoFundMe page to try and raise funds to help the children play this year.