Approximately 10 days after representatives with the Clay Youth Football League discovered someone had stolen the public address system at McKinney Field, an area organization stepped up to the plate and delivered.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1127, 303 S. Depot St., Brazil, has agreed to donate its old PA system to the league.
"This worked out real well for us," CYFL President Mitch Hyatt said. "I'm pretty amazed with the V.F.W. Those guys are awesome. That's something you don't get a lot of times.
"(The V.F.W.) coming through that fast, I think it shows good community support. There's good people still in the community that want to help out."
CYFL board member Mike Rader contacted The Brazil Times Aug. 28, informing of the theft.
He said the items stolen from the facility were valued at more than $1,000, and included the PA system and a wireless microphone system.
The system and microphones were attached to a table made by PDF, Inc., Brazil.
V.F.W. Post 1127 Senior Vice Commander Bob Bigley told The Brazil Times after reading about the stolen PA equipment, he felt like the organization should do something.
Bigley said members of the V.F.W. started a discussion regarding what they could do.
"When we found out about this, we thought what could we do for them," Bigley said. "We could donate money to help them get a new PA system, but we couldn't come up with any ideas.
"We thought we've got to do something for these guys."
"I looked at them dumbfounded and said, 'My God, why didn't I think about that,'" Bigley said.
Bigley added the V.F.W. then voted on it and elected to donate the system.
"It worked fine for us for years," Bigley said. "I used it every Wednesday night for Bingo."
Bigley said the V.F.W. no longer needs the system as a state-of-the-art PA system is currently housed in its new building.
"We're extremely happy about this," Bigley said. "The V.F.W. does a lot of things in the community that people don't know about."
Bigley informed Hyatt of the donation Thursday.
"He told me he was ecstatic," Bigley said.
"We're very appreciative," Hyatt said. "(The V.F.W.) has been really good to us this year. They bought a banner and they are sponsoring a team."
Hyatt said delivery of the PA system could come as early as Tuesday.
No games are scheduled to take place during the weekend, but the league returns to action Tuesday.
"Hopefully, we'll have it ready," Hyatt said.