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Metropolis of Warren Police Officer A.J. Foriska connects with a pitch in batting apply at Legion Discipline in North Warren.
Photograph by Brian Ferry

Play Ball… for Olive.

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

The groups will play at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Diethrick Park in Jamestown — the Previous Timers’ dwelling area.

The occasion will likely be a fund-raiser for the Warren County Sheriff’s Workplace Canine Program and Ok-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 area a group.

Metropolis of Warren Police Capt. Jeff Dougherty (left) and Warren County Sheriff’s Workplace Faculty Useful resource Officer Deputy Joshua Warmath are on the Warren County regulation enforcement group that can play an exhibition baseball sport in opposition to the Jamestown Previous Timers.
Photograph by Brian Ferry

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

Ok-9 Olive is anticipated 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 really helpful donation of $3 to $5 — there will likely be concessions accessible. All proceeds will profit the Warren County Sheriff’s Workplace Canine Program.

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

Olive is a faculty 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 automobile shouldn’t be her favourite pastime. A ramp would assist.

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

They don’t seem to be only a bunch of men who get collectively to play a youngsters’ sport.

“The Jamestown Previous Timers is a non-profit group over 50 years outdated,” Previous Timers Treasurer Ron Thomas mentioned.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

The group discovered a means final 12 months and arrange a precedent for an Previous Timers vs. Legislation 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 12 months, 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 broaden 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 very good crowd and we will do that yearly,” he mentioned.

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