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Police Play Firefighters in Softball, Raise Money for Northern Lights

Updated: 08/14/2014 10:45 PM
Created: 08/14/2014 9:33 PM WDIO.com

Firefighters and police helped raise money for the Northern Lights Foundation Thursday, but they did it with a little competition.

It was the seventh annual Guns-N-Hoses Softball Challenge at Wade Stadium. The event was rained out last year and canceled the year before for the flood. Organizers were happy to have sunshine.

All donations and proceeds went to Northern Lights. It's an organization that helps families with kids who have life-threatening illnesses. The money can help with anything from travel costs to medical bills.

"It's wonderful to see everyone out here," Northern Lights Foundation Founder Ken Larson said. "It seem to get bigger each year. The people have a lot of fun. It's just a win, win for the community and for Northern Lights."

Since Northern Lights started, they've granted more than $200,000 to families in need.

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