While the armbands themselves were only worth $400 dollars, the association was hoping to sell the bands to raise $17,000 for charity. Organizers have reordered new wrist bands to replace the orange and purple bands that were taken. They're warning people not to buy bands from people off the street.
"We don't want them to take the opportunity and sell those arm bands and hurt our charities," said Karen Conaway, who works as an administrative assistant at Lamasco Bar and Grill. "If anyone should purchase those arm bands or try to attend an event with a stolen arm band it would directly affect the amount of proceeds that went to that charity."
The wrist bands go on sale Monday. Organizers say bands should only be purchased from the Franklin Street locations selling them. You can find out where it's safe to buy them here.