Already feeling the financial pressure from the coronavirus pandemic eliminating the ability to play and host tournaments, the Bloomington Fastpitch Association is facing another financial hardship after the organizations bank account was emptied.
The girls' softball league, which works with kids ages 6-18, announced this week that it was the victim of "significant financial theft."
"Our bank account was completely emptied and we are still left with unpaid liabilities," the association reported in a GoFundMe. "We have already taken swift action to secure our account and are making process changes to prevent this from ever happening again."
According to KSTP, the bank account was stripped of approximately $100,000. The league hasn't said if a police investigation is underway, nor has it disclosed if it'll be possible to recoup the lost money.
The association is in the process of planning fundraising events, but says those initiatives come close to replacing the stolen income and lost revenue from COVID-19.
"In order to continue operations, we need help. We humbly ask for your support to allow us to continue in our quest to provide a meaningful development opportunity for the young girls of Bloomington, MN," the GoFundMe says.
As of Thursday morning, the online fundraiser had generated just over $10,000 of a $150,000 goal. If you'd like to donate, click here.