Baseball isn’t always about winning and losing.
At 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, the Heat – including players from several Warren County law enforcement agencies – will face off against the Jamestown Old Timers – including a majority of players from Warren County, in a benefit game.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Program and K-9 Olive.
Olive is a facility dog and her duties will include supporting students as she accompanies Deputy and School Resource Officer Josh Warmath to Warren County School District’s buildings.
Gates will be open at 5 p.m. and the entry fee is a donation.
There will be concessions available before and during the game that will also benefit the program.
Those attending are welcome to enter ongoing basket raffles that also benefit Olive.
“I really hope to get a nice crowd,” Jamestown Old Timers Baseball Club President Lou Vizza said. “We hope that people come out and support us. It’s a heck of a cause.”
The game might be a benefit, but the teams are full of competitors.
“Thank goodness the donations aren’t predicated on an Old Timers win,” Sheriff Brian Zeybel, who is not playing on the Heat team, said. “That’s not going to happen.”
“We’ll see,” Vizza, who is on the Old Timers roster, said.