SEBRING - Sebring Youth Sports Association, which is facing having to forego its football season because of the theft of equipment, will receive a boost from a Lake Placid business in the efforts to avoid that.
Amy Smith, general manager at Central Security & Electronics, said the owners of the business, Dana and Betty Hurlbut, have decided to donate a monitored security system and $5,000 toward purchase of new equipment.
The owners were moved by the situation faced by the sports association, Smith said.
"We're successful in our business because of the community, so we want to give back to the community," Smith said.
It was estimated that $13,000 of equipment was stolen, including jerseys, helmets and shoulder pads.
Anyone who wants to help can call Marilyn McNellis, the president of the association, at (863) 633-9998.