(WICHITA, Kan.) — The Salvation Army is auctioning off gear from its Biddy Basketball program. Folks turned out to bid on things like scoreboards, equipment and other items from the program.
Biddy Basketball is coming back to Wichita. “Relieved…I think everyone is relieved,” says Chris Brown, a long time Biddy coach and part of the group trying to revive the program.
The Salvation Army announced the end of Biddy Basketball earlier this year, blaming it on dwindling numbers.
The two sides have had trouble reaching an agreement to help keep the program going.
“It's been a very frustrating process for both sides,” says Brown.
The new group has accused The Salvation Army of wanting to profit from what's inside the building that housed Biddy Basketball. The building itself was donated by the Garvey family back in 1995, but The Salvation Army had to maintain it and buy everything it takes to run the basketball program.