ST. JAMES, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Staff at a youth football camp in St. James, Mo. are cleaning up their facility after vandals broke in and damaged their gear Monday night.
"Pretty much every piece of the floor that we're standing on was covered a foot to a foot and a half deep of our equipment," said Beau Moreland, president of the youth football club.
Moreland said vandals broke into their storage room and stole various shoulder pads and helmets. Before making off with the stolen goods, the suspects emptied their uniform and gear containers, poured chemicals and urinated on all of the gear -- including all practice jerseys, pants, game jerseys, and pad inserts.
"We have insurance that we're gonna try to do, but at that point you're racing with time," said Moreland.
This comes just two weeks before the team's first practice and about a month before the first game.
"One way or another, I know we're gonna be able to get things replaced that need to be replaced and move forward," said Moreland.
Moreland tells News 4 several other football teams, even competitors, and people from other states have reached out asking to help.
"I knew everybody cared, but to see that many people reach out and that many people saying the things that they are saying, it's been uplifting for us," said Moreland.
Anyone with information should contact the St. James Police Department.