Baseball teams want answers after canceled activities at Bellevue's Champions Village


BELLEVUE, Ne (FOX42KPTM) - Dozens of baseball teams from across the country are now seeking refunds. When a severe storm back in June forced the cancellation of activities at the Champions Village in Bellevue, team representatives say they're out thousands of dollars because investments haven't been returned to them.

"It's hard for us," said Tara Tennant, a baseball mom.

Tennant is now frustrated. She says the baseball team her child plays on is one of those teams out thousands of dollars.

"Over $8,700 is what our team is out."

It started two months ago. Her son was supposed to participate in baseball activities at the Champions Village during the College World Series. It never happened, so she thinks a refund is in order.

"I'm hoping they'll at least refund something," added Emily Bailey, another baseball mom. "I don't want to be pessimistic, but I'm not optimistic at this point."

The two women aren't alone in their frustration. There are Facebook posts galore from people also chiming in on the matter. Some people said nobody at the Champions Village has contacted them about what's going on.

Friday afternoon, the City of Bellevue e-mailed FOX 42 News a response to the situation. A spokesperson told us the city is also awaiting a response from the Champions Village.

FOX 42 News tried to reach out to the owners of the Champions Village for comment, but we haven't heard back.

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