Originally Published: Jul 1, 2010 6:2 PM CDT
Oklahoma Sports Special Contributor
ENID, Oklahoma -- The Enid Enforcers, a non-profit football team, faced a major setback after thousands of dollars in fireworks were stolen from their stand over the weekend.
Nearly $5,000 dollars worth of fireworks were stripped from the stand on Sunday.
“It's a lot of money, we're just trying to chip away and at least break even,” said Enforcers owner Mark Timberlake. “We're not going to be discouraged, we're going to continue what we're doing
After making it to the championship with the minor league Enid Enforcers football team two times in a row they're after the ring, but to keep their long time program going passion is not enough.
Money and fundraisers are their driving factors.
“When we travel, we pay for our own travel, hotels,” said Jarred Benton, a Enforcers player. “It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s a pay off.”
Since the theft, the nonprofit group has someone on site to keep an eye on things 24 hours a day and they're hoping to make a comeback.