A Colorado youth football program has been sidelined after their trailer filled with equipment was stolen.

Lafayette Bobcats Youth Football is a nonprofit volunteer organization which provides equipment to kids who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford to participate.

The equipment manager arrived at the RV lot to inventory the equipment trailer on Saturday to find that the trailer was missing. The stolen equipment was worth more than $150,000.

I am so sad to report that our Lafayette Bobcat equipment trailer was stolen from our storage yard sometime between...

Posted by Lafayette Bobcat Football on Saturday, June 13, 2015


Lafayette Bobcats president D.J. Guildner said he’s sick over the loss of equipment. He’s now trying to recover the stolen property or raise money for new equipment in hopes of salvaging the season.

Julian Machado, a 12-year-old player on the team, said on “Fox and Friends” that he’s mad that this has happened.

“Football is my life. I work for it, I hope to be in it when I grow up, so I really hope we can find [the equipment] or raise enough funds," Machado said.

He had a message for the thieves: Bring back the equipment.

“You’re just hurting us,” he said.

Donate money to the Bobcats at GoFundMe.com.


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