It's a big softball challenge (and somewhat of a rival game)!  The 9th Annual Guns N Hoses Softball Challenge pitting the Duluth Police Department against the Duluth Firefighters. Who will win this year?  I know who be a big winner thanks to both of the teams, the Northern Lights Foundation and here's why.

Crowds of hundreds (and you and your family and friends) will enjoy the evening with beverages, demos from the Police K-9 and emergency vehicles on display and an exciting rivalry unfolding before your very eyes on the field.  This event will take place this Thursday, August 25 at 5:30 at the historic Wade Stadium.  A free will donation will be available at the gates as you arrive.  You'll want to saunter by the dunk tank and give it your best shot to dunk the Chief of Police Mike Tusken, Fire Chief Dennis Edward, and FOX 21 News Anchor, Dan Hanger, with all proceeds to benefit the Northern Lights Foundation!

There will also be a bouncy house and batting and pitching games for the kids.  A big thank you goes out to the Duluth Huskies who will be donating the net proceeds of all food and beverage - including beer sales to the Northern Lights Foundation. The honorary first pitch will be thrown from the mound by Wyatt Olek, Northern Lights Foundation Recipient.  Former Chief of Police, Scott Lyons will try to keep order at home plate as our Umpire and your emcee for the evening will be Ted Keifat.

The Northern Lights Foundation's mission is to grant wishes and distribute funds that address the needs and wishes of Northland children and their families with life-threatening medical conditions.

If you know a family that may be in need of financial help, please visit the Northern Lights Foundation website to see if they fit the criteria and for grant request information.

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