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Casper area police, firefighters playing charity softball game for Natrona SafeRide

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — First responders in the Casper area are set to play in a charity softball game meant to support the Natrona County SafeRide program. The game will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31.

The charity game will be played ahead of the Casper Horseheads baseball game. Tickets to the charity game start at $16 and include admission to the Horseheads game in addition to an all-you-can-eat picnic.

The Natrona County SafeRide program offers free rides for bar and restaurant patrons needing a sober ride home.

“This service is available at most establishments within Natrona County and partners with local cab companies to provide free, sober rides back to a user’s residence,” the Natrona County Alcohol Task Force said in a Friday press release. “The service is available 24/7 by calling 307-266-7233 and remains free through the fundraising efforts of the Natrona County Alcohol Task Force.”

First responders from the Casper Police Department, the Casper Fire-EMS Department and other local agencies will be playing in the charity softball game on Saturday.

People can purchase tickets for the charity game at Mike Lansing Field or ahead of time online. People purchasing tickets from CasperHorseheads.com should use the promo code SAFE if they want to ensure that a portion of the sale will supporting Natrona County SafeRide.

People purchasing tickets in-person should tell the ticket counter they want to support SafeRide.

The Natrona County Alcohol Task Force is a coalition of law enforcement agencies in the area and local bar, restaurant and taxi services.

“The task force meets on a monthly basis to review DUI statistics within Natrona County as well as monitor SafeRide voucher usage per establishment,” the Natrona County Alcohol Task Force said. “The meetings help to facilitate open and honest conversation between law enforcement agencies and bar and restaurant owners in regard to drunk driving concerns and prevention. Learn more at natronacountysaferide.com.”

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