After reading about a theft of funds from the Ellsworth Little Eagles Wrestling Club, Broughman Builders owners Daisy and Mike Wight decided to donate $2,000 to cover the team’s loss. Pictured (from left) are Heather Clement, Daisy Wight, Mike Wight, Coach Garrett Henderson, Coach Robbie Hall, wrestlers Kamden Clement, Declan Welch and Robert Hall. PHOTO COURTESY HEATHER CLEMENT

Developer steps in after alleged wrestling club theft

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.

Kate Cough

Kate Cough

Kate covers the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. She lives in Southwest Harbor and welcomes story tips and ideas. She can be reached at [email protected]
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