FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- A fireworks stand in Fayetteville was broken into Friday night (July 3), and a thousand dollars of merchandise was stolen. The stand was raising money for a softball team to compete at the World Series.
"These girls work their butts off, we've done fundraiser after fundraiser we've been really working a lot for the last month to try to get all of our money raised, so when something like this happens we don't know how we are going to get it back," Softball mom Bobbie Wolf said.
She said they're raising money for the Venom softball team, which is the no. 1 team in Missouri and ranked 19th in the country.
"Their morale is really down because they know that that cuts into our profits, because we are responsible for everything in here and their moods aren't the same," Wolf said.
She said it happened late Friday night (July 3), after the stand closed down. Wolf said the thieves took the blankets off their beds, loaded them with fireworks, then drug them across the field to a truck.
"I was kind of scared shocked because the whole bed was messed up there were boxes everywhere stuff missing," Player Lakota Wolf said, "I was worried because we weren't going to have enough money for the trip and that's what our main goal is right now."
Wolf said the team leaves for the World Series on July 16, and as of now, they're $4200 short of what they need.
"I'm probably going to put my truck up for a loan or something so I can make up the rest of the money somehow," Wolf said.
To donate to the team's GoFundMe account, click here.