Donations pour in to help League 42 after theft

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Donations are pouring in for a local little league team after their equipment was stolen earlier in the week.

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An equipment drive was held Saturday afternoon for community members to help replace what was taken.

More than 100 people showed up to donate equipment for the upcoming season. Some brought catcher's gear, new bats, and game balls.

League founder Bob Lutz says the response from the community has been incredible.

"It means a lot, it means everything. We came out here at 1 p.m.and in the course of two hours we have had about 100-125 people come through these doors and want to donate to us and it has been an incredible, but humbling day," Lutz said.

In an effort to keep the cost of summer baseball as low as possible, League 42 provides with players with uniforms and equipment each season.

Those who donated say they like what League 42 stands for and want to help keep it going.

"With my kids playing sports I know that it does get very expensive and I know league 42 is doing their best to try and make sure everyone involved whether they can afford it or not. That's one thing I really appreciate about it," Shane Murray said.

The league equipment manager says the next steps are to go through all of the donations to make sure they are safe for kids to use this summer. For more information on how to donate, click here.