Rivers Casino donates $10,000 to junior football team after equipment theft

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UPDATE: The Rivers Casino donated $10,000 to the Northside Youth Athletic Association after someone broke into their hangars and stole equipment. “Giving back is part of our culture at Rivers Casino. It’s about the families and the young people here in our backyard, so when something unfortunate happens in the community, we want to be able to help. And we just felt that we had to step in and help during this unfortunate time,” Rivers Casino community relations manager Rahmon Hart said. PREVIOUS: The Northside Youth Athletic Association says someone broke into their hangars and stole about 10 $000 worth of equipment The association is trying to figure out what to do next for their season Nearly 200 football helmets have disappeared from storage sheds and hundreds of children aged 5 to 14 who play for the Northside Steelers kids?” Audie Chapman, executive director of the Northside Youth Athletic Association, said: “I’m feeling a bit hopeless. You know what I mean. We’re doing this job so our kids have things and someone takes them away. , it’s heartbreaking.” Chapman called police Thursday after the equipment was stolen from Fowler Field. A concerned parent alerted him to the situation. “I was driving down the street and noticed the shed had been broken into and immediately contacted Audie Chapman,” Latia Butler said. “It looks like they used some sort of cutting tool and I noticed that most of our helmets were missing. We had helmets stacked on the ceiling here,” Chapman said. Chapman said the thieves didn’t just take plastic and metal away from the children, he said. “They take away their innocence,” said Chapman said. “They take away a lot. He said their season starts in May and the program is now in jeopardy. “It’s a sacrifice and now the kids are going to have to suffer. This means that registrations may need to increase. is tough right now, especially after getting back to basics post-COVID,” Butler said. Volunteers step in to transfer what remains of the equipment to a Citizens Council building in Perry Hilltop where it will be in safety Chapman said he forgives the thieves and is focused on the team’s next game plan to get the kids back on the grill. arrest us,” Chapman said. Pittsburgh police said it was an ongoing investigation.

UPDATE: The Rivers Casino donated $10,000 to the Northside Youth Athletic Association after someone broke into their hangars and stole equipment.

“Giving back is part of our culture at Rivers Casino. It’s about the families and the young people here in our backyard, so when something unfortunate happens in the community, we want to be able to help. And we just felt that we had to step in and help during this unfortunate time,” said Rivers Casino Community Relations Manager Rahmon Hart.

PREVIOUS: The Northside Youth Athletic Association said someone broke into their hangars and stole approximately $10,000 worth of equipment. The association is trying to figure out what to do next for their season.

Nearly 200 football helmets have disappeared from storage sheds and hundreds of children between the ages of 5 and 14 who play for the Northside Steelers.

“Who would come in and steal helmets from children? Northside Youth Athletic Association executive director Audie Chapman said.

“I feel a bit hopeless. You know what I mean. We do this job so our kids have things and someone takes them away, it’s heartbreaking.”

Chapman called police Thursday after the equipment was stolen from Fowler Field. A concerned parent alerted him to the situation.

“I happened to be driving down the street and noticed the shed had been broken into and immediately contacted Audie Chapman,” Latia Butler said.

Chapman said, “I ran in here to see what happened.”

“Looks like they used some kind of cutting tool and I noticed most of our helmets were gone. We had helmets stacked up to the ceiling here,” Chapman said.

Chapman said the thieves didn’t just remove the plastic and metal from the children, he said.

“They take away their innocence,” Chapman said. “They take away a lot.”

He said their season starts in May and the program is now in jeopardy.

“It’s a sacrifice and now the kids are going to have to suffer. That means enrollment may have to go up. Times are tough right now, especially after getting back to basics after COVID,” Butler said.

Volunteers move in to transfer what remains of the equipment to a Citizens Council building in Perry Hilltop where it will be safe.

“I think people are in a desperate state right now,” said Ashley Sieler, who came to volunteer and the organization Grounded.

Chapman said he forgives the robbers and is focused on the team’s next game plan to get the kids back on the grill.

“We will keep going. We will keep going. I won’t stop. I will keep doing what I have to do for this program to survive. We won’t let that stop us,” Chapman said.

Pittsburgh police said it was an ongoing investigation.

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