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Natrona County first responders play softball for a good cause

Published: Jul. 31, 2021 at 10:44 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Natrona County’s first responders met at Mike Lansing Field Saturday to play softball Saturday evening before the Casper Horseheads game. Two captains were chosen and picked teams from Casper PD, Mills FD and other first responders.

Casper Mayor Steve Freel threw out a ceremonial first pitch to get the festivities started.

Lieutenant Danny Dundas was one of many first responders that were excited to take the field. “We were all born with a double dose of competitiveness, so I think that there’s going to be a lot of athletics going on tonight, but also, a lot of running our mouths,” said Dundas before the first pitch.

Dundas was right about himself as he delivered zingers introducing each first responder as they stepped to the plate.

There were some highlights from the game including a Little League inside-the-park-homerun from Mills Fire Captain Jeremy Todd.

The game had its moments, but the goal was to raise money for Natrona County Safe Ride.

Safe Ride is a program that covers cab fare for anyone that needs a free, sober ride from the bar home in the Casper area.

Casper PD Spokesperson Rebekah Ladd, who was also a team captain for the game, said the officers are happy to support Safe Ride because they see the effects of drinking and driving daily.

“We never want patrons in Natrona County to feel like they are going to drive home after drinking,” said Ladd. “There’s always another option, and SafeRide is a great, free option for that.”

As for the competition on the field, Ladd’s team was able to take home a final victory 8-3.

To learn more about Natrona County’s Safe Ride program, visit its website here.

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