Thieves steal from Brandon youth softball league

A locked concession stand was broken into at Sadie Park in Brandon.

BRANDON, Fla. (WFLA) — Players and coaches are in danger of striking out after hundreds of dollars was stolen from a youth softball league in Brandon over the weekend. Sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning a locked concession stand was broken into at Sadie Park.

The concession stand had a safe full of donations from the Brandon Leaguerettes weekend tournament, but the thieves didn’t stop there. They also stole an electronic computer cash register worth $600.

“The whole league survives on donations and money from the concession stand, so this really hurts when somebody does something like that to us,” league president Dan Carney said.

“It just hurts for all of us to come out here and see that we were so violated by someone who doesn’t even care. I mean, these are kids,” parent Michelle Booth said.

The terrible deed has not hardened the heart of little Grace Sehless, who decided to donate all of her birthday money back to her beloved league after learning about the theft. “I felt really sad yesterday that they stole stuff from the concession stand. I hope that whoever or whatever took the money affords that stuff and brings it back,” Grace said.

The case is now under investigation and is in the hands of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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