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Battle of the Badges

South Haven Boys & Girls Club

723 Long Run Rd. South Haven, In. 46385


Porter County

Sheriff’s Department


South Haven

Fire Department

Cost: $ 2.00 Adults & $ 1.00 for Kids

Concession Stand will be available— Cost will Vary

All Proceeds go to South Haven Boys & Girls Club

Basketball Tournament


Cheer on the cops and firemen

By Jennifer Wright Times Columnist | Sunday, May 17, 2009

Law enforcement officers and firemen take an oath to protect the community in which they live. People usually only think of their local sheriff department or fire department as the place to call when something bad or illegal happens.

The individuals that wear these badges do so much more than enforce the law and save lives. They help teach kids good habits and they often participate in community-centered activities. In 2009, the men and women of the Porter County Sheriff's Department and the men and women of the South Haven Fire Department have associated themselves with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County in an effort to provide kids with a chance to be kids.

This will be done by helping the club raise the resources needed to continue offering activities run by positive role models at the club. And also making sure that a message is sent to these kids that drugs, alcohol and gang activity are not the answers to daily problems within their young lives.

You're invited to the first "Battle of the Badges" on May 21. Members of the South Haven Fire Department and the Porter County Sheriff's Departments will face off in a basketball game fundraiser. The game will be played in the gymnasium of the South Haven Boys & Girls Club (723 Long Run Road, Valparaiso 46385) and will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for only $2 adults & $1 for kids! There will be food, drinks at the concession stand. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to the South Haven Boys & Girls Club's It Just Takes One campaign.

"The Sheriff's Department and Fire Departments are looking forward to a friendly competition on the court and are proud to be able to help the children in our community" said South Haven Club Director, Ron Ranta. "I predict that, "The sheriff's department will definitely out shoot the fire department or the fire team will extinguish all the competition".

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County is proud of our servicemen and women as well as our nation's "first responders," the sheriff's department, police and firefighters, that freely sacrifice of themselves so that the rest of us can enjoy safety and freedom!

The Sheriff's Department and Fire Department can always benefit from some encouragement from members of the community. So come out and cheer them on as they play to support the children from our community. They spend each day doing a great job guarding our lives and property, often at risk to themselves. Take time to let them know how much you appreciate their efforts.

For more information about the "Battle of the Badges" game or any Boys & Girls Clubs programs call (219) 464-7282.

The opinions expressed solely are those of the writer. Jennifer Wright is the director of resource development for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County.


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