BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. (WHAS11) – A Bullitt County youth football team is missing funds and the team board members believe one of their own may be responsible.
The Overdale Chiefs are a team of 12 to 13-year-olds that have been undefeated for three years and they are likely headed for the championship game, but, now, it’s come to light that some money may be missing, possibly stolen by the person who was supposed to be managing it.
“We’ve been undefeated for three years and we’re trying to concentrate on winning another championship,” Harold Embry, one of the player’s father, said.
“We hope there’s enough funding there to take care of these boys the rest of the year,” Embry said. “We’re really concerned about that. So, we’ve got a lot more fundraising that we’re going to have to kick in and start to do because of that.”
The team chairwoman Mary Nida said they are investigating one of their own board members and that person has been removed from the board. She said they are sorting through the records to figure out how much is missing.
Initially, they suspected nearly $5,000, though they said they don’t think it’s quite that much now.
The team and their parents learned about the problem at a meeting Monday night.
“They’re taking it in stride.” Embry said. “Right now, their minds have turned back to football and winning the game.”
He said they’re focused on the next play, the next practice, the next big game and hoping everything else will sort itself out.
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