With Central Emergency Services’ Shawn Killian playing catcher, Soldotna Police Department disapatcher Tammy Goggia swings at an oncoming ball during a charity softball game for the Nikiski Children’s Fund between local law enforcers and firefighters on Thursday, August 18 at Kenai’s Oiler’s Field. Law enforcement won the game 17-7, but made no arrests for stolen bases. The Nikiski Children’s Fund, founded last year by Carlee Rizzo, makes money available to to teachers and other community members to fill needs they see for local children. Rizzo said the group has more fundraisers planned for the future, such as a show in September by the rock trio No Small Children.

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