LA Little League rejects strip club money

March 14, 2012 at 12:34 PM

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- Officials with a cash-strapped Los Angeles Little League said they turned down a $1,200 donation when they found out it came from a strip club.

Lennox Little League President Roberto Aguirre said the league is desperate for money to save its season, but officials decided to return a $1,200 donation when they learned it came from the Jet Strip Gentleman's Club, KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, reported Wednesday.

"This morning we found out exactly where the check came from," Aguirre said Monday. "It was a shocker to us.

"We do not want the money from the strip club. I think, for us, we do need the money, but we will go some other avenue," Aguirre said.

Jet Strip's manager, who asked not to be named, said the club frequently gives back to the community in ways including an annual festival to purchase school supplies for children.

The manager told KABC-TV, Los Angeles, the money will be donated to another charitable cause.

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