ELLSWORTH — A local building company has stepped up to help the Ellsworth Little Eagles Wrestling Club after a former volunteer allegedly embezzled more than $2,000 from the organization.
After reading a story about the theft in The American, Broughman Builders owners Daisy and Mike Wight decided to make a donation to cover the lost funds at the club.
“I think it’s really good to have something good come out of that experience,” said Little Eagles Board President Heather Clement. “To have something good show of all that hard work we put in to find the actual problem.”
Clement said she was grateful to the company and was looking forward to buying some singlets (wrestling uniforms) and T-shirts.
“All of the stuff that we weren’t able to get this past year because so much money had gone missing,” Clement said.
Clement said she was a bit discouraged when she discovered the theft.
“It gives a club that is about kids a bad name,” she said. But the donation has lifted the group’s spirits.