Money meant for young Brookville ballplayers in hands of thief

The Brookville Baseball Club has to figure out how to pay league umpires while also making do with fields and equipment in need of upgrades.

This is because the club is out nearly $1,000.

Club President Jesse Hubbs said early this month they started noticing cash disappearing from their concessions stand in Golden Gate Park.

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The club is home to hundreds of players, and many parent volunteers who keep things, including concessions, up and running.

“We have such a tight-knit community, and it’s a real shame. It really is,” Hubbs said.

A former volunteer — who apparently did not turn in a key to the facility at the end of the season — was identified as the thief, Hubbs said. Brookville police are investigating the thefts but charges have not been filed.

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Meanwhile, Hubbs said the kids are the real victims of this crime.

“It is a big deal. We’re not a multi-billion dollar corporation or anything. It’s all nonprofit … our hard-working parents and our sponsors is where all the money comes from.”

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