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Metropolis of Warren Police Officer A.J. Foriska connects with a pitch in batting observe at Legion Discipline in North Warren. A Warren County Regulation Enforcement group will play an exhibition baseball sport in opposition to the Jamestown Outdated Timers at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Diethrick Park in Jamestown, N.Y. The occasion is a profit for the Warren County Sheriff’s Workplace Canine Program and Okay-9 Olive.

Play Ball… for Olive.

When the Jamestown Outdated Timers Baseball Membership reached out to the Warren Police Division about holding a fund-raising exhibition sport, officers began recruiting instantly.

The groups will play at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Diethrick Park in Jamestown, N.Y. — the Outdated Timers’ house discipline.

The occasion can be a fund-raiser for the Warren County Sheriff’s Workplace Canine Program and Okay-9 Olive.

Discovering an appropriate trigger to donate to was the simple half. The police division doesn’t have a baseball group. Capt. Jeff Dougherty had to go searching for sufficient folks to discipline a group.

The Regulation Enforcement Group will embody gamers from Metropolis of Warren Police, Warren County Sheriff’s Workplace, Warren County District Legal professional’s Workplace, Youngsville Borough Police, Warren County Grownup Probation, Pennsylvania State Police, and Penn State College Police.

=Okay-9 Olive is predicted to be in attendance and greet guests.

Eisenhower Excessive Faculty sophomore Caroline Smyth, daughter of Steve and Sherry Smyth, will sing the nationwide anthem.

Along with the price of admission – a beneficial donation of $3 to $5 – there can be concessions accessible. All proceeds will profit the Warren County Sheriff’s Workplace Canine Program.

Deputy Joshua Warmath mentioned, along with provides, tools, and coaching, this system has want of a ramp to assist Okay-9 Olive get into her car.

Olive is a college useful resource canine, not a search or apprehension animal. Her jobs are to assist bridge gaps, make folks snug, and defuse energetic conditions.

Her life is a quiet one and leaping into the again of a police car is just not her favourite pastime. A ramp would assist.

Elevating funds for a worthy trigger is conventional exercise for the Outdated Timers.

They aren’t only a bunch of fellows who get collectively to play a children’ sport.

“The Jamestown Outdated Timers is a non-profit group over 50 years previous,” Outdated Timers Treasurer Ron Thomas mentioned. “We now have all the time been about giving again to the group and particularly youth baseball. When COVID hit, it was exhausting for us to search out methods to proceed the hassle.”

The group discovered a method final yr and arrange a precedent for an Outdated Timers vs. Regulation Enforcement sport.

In 2021, the group performed in opposition to the Jamestown Police Division, elevating cash for the Tim Hortons Camp Day Basis.

The follow-up to that sport is tentatively set for Thursday, Aug. 18.

“Final yr, we performed a charity sport with the Jamestown (N.Y.) Police Division that labored out very nicely,” Thomas mentioned. “It solely made sense for us to attempt to develop to do the identical with the Warren Police Division for the reason that majority of our group is from the Warren space.”

“Hopefully this sport will draw a great crowd and we will do that yearly,” he mentioned.

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