LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The season was nearly ruined for a local Little League, but a generous donation will keep the teams playing ball.

A thief stole $4,000 worth of equipment from the field where the Blue Lick Optimist Little League plays in Hillview.

The Academy Sports + Outdoors store on Outer Loop heard about what happened and decided to pitch in. The business donated $1,500 to help replace what was lost.

"It means a lot to me, and I hated to see the kids were potentially going to be without some things for the rest of the season and into the fall and wanted to see if I could help out," said Steve Duncan with Academy Sports + Outdoors. 

The thief stole equipment, food, a four-wheeler and even the security system last Friday night. LMPD has increased patrols in the area but hasn't made any arrests.

Blue Lick Optimist Little League Field

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