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N. Texans want refunds after softball camp gets canceled

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There's a warning out of the St. Louis Better Business Bureau that affects North Texans.

A St. Louis-based business said it planned to run softball camps for girls, only to cancel the camps and allegedly not give parents their money back.

Addie Allard spends roughly 10 hours a week forfeiting most things high school sophomores take for granted to play select softball, ultimately aiming for a college scholarship.

But her family says they've struck out getting a $200 refund after the camp she was supposed to attend way back in June was canceled.

FOX 4 talked to three other families and a coach who say they're in the same position.

“Literally what we did was throw it away,” said Addie's dad, Mark Allard. “We threw $200 away. I don't expect to see it. I really don't.”

The company is called Legit Softball, LLC.

According to its website, the camps were operated around the country, including in Texas, Illinois, Oklahoma and California, promising to prepare girls for college-level softball and to put young hopefuls in front of coveted college recruiters.

The website, called “Gateway to the Next Level Softball Camp,” also says it does "not offer refunds for any reason."

Although, Mark says he was told he would get a refund.

He says he did receive an email from the owner saying, “I am on the wrong side of a business model gone bad and some financial issues that Have me behind a little. I have been refunding slowly out of my personal finances.... I will be reaching out to all who have yet to be refunded in the next 3-5 business days.

That was nearly a month ago.

The owner did not immediately return FOX 4's call or email for comment.

Mark says he's still waiting.


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