MAURICEVILLE, Texas — The Mauriceville Youth Football Association (MYFA) is fighting to keep kids on the playing field after its equipment room flooded during Imelda.
Faron Floyd volunteers with the group.
"Our field house flooded with about 40 inches of rain and when we got here everything was ruined," Floyd said.
Tropical Storm Imelda damaged shoulder pads, helmets, refrigerators and other equipment stored in MYFA'S field house.
It's a discouraging discovery for the organization, as the Harvey rebuild was completed just two months ago.
Coach Justin McCarver said it's not easy starting over.
"I mean it's tough, you go through Harvey," said McCarver.
Lauren Gilbert, a parent, agreed.
"To have it happen again, it stinks. It's not fun to have to do it again," Gilbert said.
The organization had been working to remove debris and cutting out sheet rock, when more heartbreak arose.
Last week, someone stole their PA system.
"That was one of the only things that really made it through the flood. For somebody to go to that extent to take that is just wrong," Gilbert said.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office told 12News they plan to speak with a person of interest, referencing the burglary.
MYFA is now using a raffle to raise money for new equipment.
Support from the community is encouraged given the organization serves 100 players and cheerleaders.
"So the kids have something to do for our community. We need people to step up, volunteer and make donations," Floyd said. "Let's get it rebuilt."
Mauriceville youth football teams can no longer play at their home field, Coach Kevin "KK" Doucette Memorial Field, for the rest of this season due to the damage of the field house and other maintenance issues.
"We'll always rally, it's Mauriceville," McCarver said.
Floyd is helping sell raffle tickets for a chance to win an AR-15 from TCB Tactical. The drawing will be done the week before Christmas.
Tickets are $5 each, available for purchase through PayPal.
Businesses can also sponsor the group by purchasing advertisement banners to be displayed on the field's fence next season. Small signs cost $250 and large signs cost $500.
Floyd can be reached by text or call at (409)-920-0716.