Mercy Hospital is donating thousands of dollars to help replace equipment stolen from the Sullivan Girls Softball Association.
Officials with the SGSA say someone broke into their storage unit over the winter and took over $3,000 worth of equipment for all their teams.
Items taken included bats, helmets, balls and catchers gear. Over 300 girls play with the SGSA every spring and fall and officials at one point said they would have to cancel the season.
But Mercy’s $4,000 donation to replace the equipment should be enough to continue the softball season as planned.
Mercy will present the organization with a check at Sullivan High School at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday between the school’s basketball games.
During the presentation, members and players of the SGSA will meet with several Mercy representatives, including Mercy Hospital Washington President Terri McLain, Mercy Clinic President Dr. David Chalk, CEO of Mercy Clinic Kevin Goodwin and Mercy Clinic Sullivan physician Dr. Matthew Tiefenbrunn.