COVENTRY â€” When the Coventry Ramâ€™s Youth Football and Cheerleading teamâ€™s concession stand was burglarized on Sept. 8, the community joined together to help replace the stolen items.
Kenneth Cloutier, President of the league, said approximately $1,500 worth of food and drinks were taken from the stand just one day before opening day.
The league, which is run by volunteers, had to re-purchase all the items before their first game on Sunday, Sept. 9.
After hearing about the theft however, one bank took a stand and made a sizeable contribution towards the Rams.
Sandra Horton, Manager of the Randolph Savings Bank in Coventry and Cranston, explained that $1,500 was donated towards the league to help restock the concession stand.
â€śWe have about 15 employees here at our Coventry location and we were dismayed over this senseless crime,â€ť she said. â€śOur senior management in Stoughton, Mass. responded quickly to my request because they know how important these sports programs are to youths in the community of Coventry.â€ť
Cloutier picked up the check from the bank on Monday, Sept. 10.
â€śI was shocked that they would donate that much,â€ť he explained. â€śBut it really helped us out. That donation alone almost put us back to where we were before the break in.â€ť
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