UPDATE (11/23/22): ABLE Youth, a nonprofit that supports athletes with disabilities, recently had the catalytic converter stolen off its transport bus, along with its trailer that hauls equipment. After News 2 aired this story on Tuesday, a viewer decided to help.

Kenny called News 2 on Wednesday to let us not that he and his team at Ingelwood Muffler and Hitch are going to repair ABLE Youth’s bus so the wheelchair basketball team can still travel for their upcoming tournament.

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The organization’s executive director, Amy Saffell, is overjoyed.

“Once I realized that Kenny and his crew wanted to help us I was even more grateful than I think I ever was before that,” Saffell told News 2.

However, ABLE Youth still needs a trailer to transport the sport wheelchairs, so if you can help, send an email to amy@ableyouth.org or info@ableyouth.org.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The nonprofit ABLE Youth, which provides services for athletes with disabilities, recently discovered someone stole their bus’s catalytic converter and trailer.

The wheelchair basketball season is underway, and the team was getting excited to take it on a trip to a tournament later this year. But now, they’re unsure how to transport the athletes who need a trailer to also transport their sport wheelchairs.

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“They just want to participate like any other kid does, and it takes them some extra equipment to be able to do that. And so it’s really important that we have the best and that we have the trailer. And so it’s really disheartening that we don’t have that right now,” explained Executive Director, Amy Saffell.

ABLE Youth is urging anyone with information to please come forward. Or, if anyone in the community is able to help them repair the bus or donate a trailer, they’d be forever grateful. Just send an email to amy@ableyouth.org or info@ableyouth.org