Youth Football League Trying to Recover After Theft

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A youth football program in Pennsylvania is turning to its community for help after the bulk of their equipment was stolen last week.

Football helmets, shoulder pads, cheerleading uniforms and warm ups all went missing from an equipment shed in Hazel Township.

The local Fox affiliate reports that the 15 stolen football helmets alone were valued at about $2,000.

The Raiders are now turning to a GoFundMe page to fundraise, as all their scheduled games have been canceled.

"It's not household items or anything like that. It's specialty equipment for a youth sport. That doesn't have much of a value outside of the actual organized sport, so we're not sure why anyone did what they did," said Kurt McHugh, the vice president of the Hazle Township Youth Football league. 

Between 100 and 125 kids take part in the program every year.

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