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Supplies for Sacred Heart Children's Hospital fundraiser stolen
Thieves stole hundreds of dollars worth of food and supplies that were meant to be used for a charity softball tournament. The tournament was for Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, specifically kids with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy.
The items were taken from the back of a pick-up truck on Tara Dawn Circle at around 3:15 Saturday morning.
Kevin Wilks was in charge of cooking and selling food at a charity softball tournament benefiting Sacred Heart Children's Hospital. It's a cause close to Wilks' heart. His one-year-old grandson, Gavin, is undergoing chemotherapy at the hospital.
The proceeds were meant to not only help families with treatment costs, but also with other expenses, like gas or food.
"And put a smile on some of these kids faces, buy a toy something to that effect. It's all about putting a few smiles on some faces," said Wilks.
Wilks says the thieves walked away with more than $400 worth of food and drinks. When he realized he had been robbed, he scrambled to buy more items to sell at Saturday's tournament. He didn't have as much as he started off with, but family and friends pitched in to help.
"My faith was tested pretty well, but it all worked out in the end. It all worked out," said Wilks.
Surveillance video from Wilks' neighbor who lives across the street shows a white SUV driving by the home at around 3:15 in the morning. The car then parks in front of Wilks' home and is there for about ten minutes.
"We don't live in a bad neighborhood. It's not normally what we have here. But I guess it's everywhere."
The tournament managed to go off without a hitch. They raised about $800.
Wilks filed a report with the Sheriff's Office and is hoping whoever did this will step forward.
"They didn't take it from me, they took it from all the little kids that need it," added Wilks.