The Regina Riot have been in the Western Women’s Canadian Football League, a women’s tackle football league, since its 2011 beginnings, and they’ve been hot lately, winning WWCFL championships in 2015 and 2017 (by 53-6 and 53-0 scores respectively). After a 3-0 regular season (where they outscored opponents 114-21), the Riot are set to start the playoffs against the Edmonton Storm Sunday, but they are facing an off-field challenge. Namely, someone stole their team manager’s van, complete with the team’s uniforms. The team put out an appeal for help on Twitter Monday:
— Regina Riot Football (@ReginaRiot) June 11, 2018
It’s positive that the team’s already acquired backup uniforms, but that’s still highly unfortunate. And hopefully the van and the uniforms will be located ahead of Sunday’s game. There’s enough to worry about ahead of the playoffs without your uniforms going missing.
Update: One of the team’s players, Adrienne Drea Zuck, has started a GoFundMe campaign to help the family of the player/manager who had their van and its content stolen deal with replacing the stolen items. Here’s what she wrote:
As you may have heard on June 10th the Regina Riot women’s tackle football team had their game jerseys/uniforms stolen. What you might not know is they were stolen along with the family van of a player and manager of the team. This family cares deeply for children has opened their hearts and home to foster children. Not to mention the amount of tedious behind the scenes tasks our manager does, truly an unsung hero. A football team is like a family, and families take care of each other, which is what I’m trying to do.
I am raising funds for this family to help with some of the costs and obstacles they have or may experience. We all know how insurance claims can go, not to mention replacement of car seats, a stroller, accessories, car rentals, deductibles…and on and on. Thank you for considering. Sometimes heroes need help too.