Local Baseball Club Broke Savings Stolen By ‘Trusted Man’ [VIDEO]
A local baseball team is in shock after they say money raised to buy equipment and uniforms has disappeared, along with the man in charge of it. Parents and coaches believe Quincy Nichols stole the money and skipped town. Friday night, league parents and coaches met at Grace Harvest Church in Burton to discuss the future.Between $22,000 and $26,000 has been stolen from the club.
Parents held onto a positive attitude Friday night, just days after they found out they were ripped off by a man they thought they could trust. Now the members of the Great Lakes Cyclones in Genesee County are trying to pick up the pieces. Big money was stolen from kids between the ages of 8 and 14. The league’s bank account is empty, and coaches and parents are not sure if they’ll be able to afford to play this season.
The Great Lakes Cyclones played on at American Legion Park in Flushing on Wednesday. The coach was a no-show, and they couldn’t afford to pay the umpire. Luckily, the umpire waved the fees, and now, other local organizations are pitching in because they want to see these kids play baseball.
If you are able to help, you can donate under the name “Great Lakes Cyclones” at any Dort Federal Credit Union. If you’d like to contact a club representative, you can call Renee Ray at 810-394-3339.