Local Softball Team Devastated Thief Steals Money From Fundraiser

Posted at 7:54 PM, Jun 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-16 19:54:51-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – A local traveling girls’ softball team is out a lot of money after a thief hit their fundraising tournament Saturday afternoon.

The coach for the Bluegrass Force tells us one of his players was taking the money for the tournament at Constitution Park, off Bryan Station Road, when a man came up and asked her a question.

As she answered, he grabbed the bags with the money inside and took off, getting away with an estimated $1,000. The coach tells us the thief was a white man in his 20’s with blonde hair. He was wearing a blue hat, blue shirt and had on white or gray shorts.

The coach says this is devastating for his team and their summer plans, as this was their main fundraiser.