Oak Ridge High School football team looks to replace stolen equipment

GoFundMe page set up to help team replace nearly $67K of equipment

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ORLANDO, Fla. - A Central Florida high school football team is asking for help replacing thousands of dollars worth of equipment after it was stolen last year.

Nearly $67,000 of equipment was stolen from Oak Ridge High School in Orange County in 2013 during renovation of the school and months later, the program is scrambling for resources needed to be able to practice.

The school had to use garbage cans as blocking dummies but was donated 100 sets of refurbished shoulder pads.

But the coach says they still need a lot more to keep their kids safe during the upcoming season.

According to the team's GoFundMe.org page, the money raised will be used to buy 50 pairs of cleats, which are recycled each year, and two blocking sled type pieces of equipment.

The team is trying to raise $10,000 to replace the equipment.

For more information on how you can help the football team, visit the team's GoFundMe page.

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