Popular Eastern Iowa Ski Team Victimized by Massive Theft

Popular Eastern Iowa Ski Team Victimized by Massive Theft


The Five Seasons Ski Team, who puts on shows and events to entertain the Cedar Rapids community all summer long, is dealing with an incident of theft of two of their trailers, containing what club organizers say is upwards of $12,000 in missing sound equipment.

The vice president of the ski team, Ryan Furnish first discovered the theft on Thursday, according to KCRG.  Amps, speakers, microphones, and other pieces of the sound system for the show were gone. Club members want to emphasize it’s not just their specific group that suffers from such a theft.

“There’s a lot of fans and members, people that’ll come watch our show every Thursday, and it’ll change it for them too,” Furnish said. “And they’ve put in a lot of work and they’ve helped donate to us and keep us going and so they stole from the community, not just from the Five Seasons Ski Team.”

It’s an extensive loss for the team, as Furnish told KCRG:

Every year we struggle just having enough fundraising to cover operating costs. As small as we are, to fundraise $12,000, it’s going to take a lot of work

If you’d like to help them recoup some of their loss you can find out how to donate at the Five Seasons Ski Team website. A Facebook post on the team’s page also tells you how to donate to the team’s Venmo or Paypal.

They’ve also posted photos of the items stolen for the public to be looking out for.


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