BAYTOWN, Texas -- At Kenneth’s Paint and Body Shop in Baytown, they fix things. But who would have thought they could help “fix” a dance team.
“It was very heart wrenching to see all the girls, especially the director upset,” said co-owner Sharon Hammers, whose belongs to the Sterling Stars Dance Team.
Earlier this month, while taking part in a competition outside of San Antonio, someone sole the U-Haul containing the team’s costumes, sets and props from their motel parking lot. In spite of not having their materials, the team managed to sweep the competition.
A few days later, Hammer quietly decided to donate the $10,000 needed to replace the stolen items.
“They work all year long,” said Hammers, “and two hours a day after school every day.”
“Thank you,” said dance team director Kelley Start. “They know the true meaning of what this organization is all about. It’s not about costumes, it’s about support, and that’s what the parents have given to us.”
The donation could not have come at a better time. In a few weeks, the team will dance in their annual stage performance; and, now the show will go on as planned.