Children's Hospital Central California is asking for the public's help in locating several items that were stolen from its Adaptive Sports Program.
According to a hospital news release, thieves broke into a Clovis storage unit over the weekend and took:
• 6 life jackets
• ski ropes
• 6-person tent
• camping tables
• modified wakeboard
The Adaptive Sports Program is designed to give sick kids the ability to come together and interact with one another. Hospital officials say the program is free and is the only one of its kind in the Central Valley.
"This is a discouraging setback after working so hard to build up the program," said Dr. Jennifer Crocker, medical director of Children's pediatric rehabilitation center and director of the Adaptive Sports Program. "The children we serve through this program are already at a disadvantage and it's terrible that they are being taken advantage of in this way."