Thousands of dollars of equipment stolen from Amarillo Little League

Thousands of dollars of equipment stolen from Amarillo Little League

AMARILLO, TX - Amarillo Little League reported $20,000 of equipment missing from their baseball fields.

A John Deere Gator, a Kubota Commercial Mower, a pitching machine, a pressure washer, a generator and various hand tools were taken from the group's locked storage units.

The league just finished its first season, with 200 kids playing baseball and t-ball.

Treasurer Mike Ohm said they're expecting 600-800 kids to participate in the spring.

Ohm says this league is connected with the national Little League organization, meaning for the first time in Amarillo, kids have the chance to go to and play in the Little League World Series.

Amarillo Little League is a draft-only league, meaning any kid who wants to join gets to play, giving everyone in the league the chance to be a baseball player.

This non-profit organization runs solely on donations from parents, sponsors and other community members.

They cannot function without the equipment stolen, which was used to maintain and run their facilities.

If you know where this stolen equipment may be, contact Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400, or submit a tip online here.

Amarillo Little League needs help from the community now more than ever.

Visit their website or Facebook page for information on how and where to donate to help replace their equipment.

They accept donations year round, and rely on the community to help them help Amarillo's young baseball players.