Lots of non-profit groups rely on this week to cover their operating costs. One Evansville sports organization has an unexpected challenge this year. The Highland Baseball Program needs to replace nearly $15,000 in equipment. Last month someone broke into the garage at Highland and stole some pitching machines , a few utility vehicles, and other equipment.
"I want to say they raised $8,000 last year, so we're hoping to get at least $10,000 this year," said Derek Taylor of Kona Ice.
"Kona Ice" is participating in it's first Fall Festival. They are happy to be apart of the even, and especially excited about raising money for the Highland Baseball Program after what happened to them.
"Really when those people stole they weren't stealing from the baseball [program]...they were stealing from the kids," said Taylor.
Taylor says Highland has plans to start a baseball league for special needs children, which requires a little bit extra attention and preparation.
"Highlands is trying to bring that back and get their fields up to code," said Taylor.
Taylor's first year at Fall Festival and he's already hoping to make a big contribution to the community.
"It's really unfortunate, but we were happy to step up in the first place, and then this just makes this cause, and week that much more important to us," said Taylor
If anyone has information on who's behind the break-in or the theft at Highland, there is a reward for information leading to an arrest. You can call the 'We-Tip' hotline at 1-800-78-crime.