Trailer, equipment stolen from Detroit youth sports organization

Posted at 6:26 PM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 18:28:38-05

A nonprofit serving kids and families in Detroit had a trailer filled with sports equipment stolen and they are asking for the communities help to find it. 

The 8 foot by 12 foot trailer that enables MACC Development to operate the sports division that gave the nonprofit it's start.

Because of the trailer, they are able to serve around 300 Detroit kids every year. 150 of them participate in the soccer program, the growth of which has sparked the launch of other sports and life services programs. 

"Sports create this unique opportunity to build relationships, build values," says Ezekiel Harris, the executive director of MACC Development.

"Sports are a cool way to get to know the kids but also get to know the families," he says.

The fall soccer season was a success and ended about a week ago. Sometime Sunday night or early Monday morning, MACC's large trailer was stolen from its parking spot.

It was filled with all of the soccer equipment including uniforms, soccer balls, goal posts, cleats, shin guards, a barbecue grill and more. 

With out the trailer and all the equipment inside MACC isn’t sure how they will be able to offer soccer to the 150 kids in the Spring. In January, their basketball program is scheduled to start, but they have no way to transport the equipment needed now that the trailer is gone.

"It’s something that’s really crucial to our sports program," says Harris.  

If you have any information about the missing trailer please contact police. If you'd like to help MACC replace the stolen soccer equipment, contact them here.