Equipment stolen from Special Olympics team

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (KCTV) — It is one particular of the most well known sports activities in Exclusive Olympics. But, even ahead of the crew from Lee’s Summit hits competitors, it is presently losing out.

Somebody stole the team’s gear, appropriate out of the coach’s automobile.

Fellow mentor Dawn Jones instructed KCTV5 the thief did not just swipe the bocce balls, but the vinyl transportable courts far too.

“They have no courts to observe on simply because when you lay it out, they’re not going to have just about anything to choose the lines by,” she claimed. “It’s going to effect their training it is undoubtedly going to affect their training.”

Jones reported the group nevertheless has two sets remaining, but that’s not nearly sufficient to go all over.

“We commonly play 2-on-2, so that is only 4 folks for each set,” she claimed. “And we have an upwards of 20 to 30 people today enjoying at a single time.”

For the staff, it’s not just the really like of activity. Bocce ball also features worthwhile lifestyle lessons.

“They appreciate it, they like it,” Jones pleaded. “Please really do not acquire this absent from them.’

And the mentor said it’s probably the thief doesn’t even know what was taken.

“They don’t know what they stole, it is not actually worth a ton,” she explained. “If you resell them, you’re not going to make a whole lot. And it’s got our initials all over it.”

But, the stolen products are priceless to this staff, and they just want it back, no concerns asked.

“No concerns, we just want it back again specially the courts correct now. We gotta have them,” Jones reported. “Please convey it back. We just want our team’s products back.

Mentor Jones mentioned with Special Olympics, everything is volunteer-driven. So now, the coaches who are presently offering their time have to shell out income to exchange the equipment.

If you know everything about the stolen tools, or possibly you are the man or woman who took it, you can make contact with the Lees Summit Law enforcement Office at (816) 969-1700.