6th Annual Battle of the Badges Basketball Tournament set for May 2, 9-10

2013-04-17T16:29:00Z 2013-04-17T16:37:05Z 6th Annual Battle of the Badges Basketball Tournament set for May 2, 9-10Contributed by Cathi Dull nwitimes.com
April 17, 2013 4:29 pm  • 

VALPARAISO | Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-South Haven Unit is now accepting reservations for teams from local police and fire department to compete in the 6th Annual “Battle of the Badges” Basketball tournament. The three-day “Battle of the Badges” Tournament will be held on Thursday, May 2nd and Thursday and Friday, May 9th and 10th. All games will be held at the South Haven Unit, located at 723 Long Run Road in Valparaiso.

Local police and fire departments can enter a team in the tournament and compete for the coveted Championship “Battle of the Badges” title. Team registration is $150.00. Currently, police and fire departments participating in this year’s tournament include the South Haven Fire Department, Porter County Sheriff’s Department, and the Portage Police Department. Police and fire department teams interested in participating in the “Battle of the Badges” Basketball Tournament can contact Ron Ranta, South Haven Unit Director at (219) 759-2565 or rranta@bgcpoco.org.

All proceeds from “Battle of the Badges” Basketball Tournament will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-South Haven Unit. Admission to the games is only $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for children with an adult. A trophy will be handed out to the winning team immediately after the completion of the championship game.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County has been opening doors to GREAT FUTURES for Porter County’s youth since 1971. The Clubs provide high quality programs for nearly 5,000 boys and girls in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, the arts and sports, fitness and recreation.

For more information on membership, volunteer opportunities or to make a tax deductible donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, please contact your local Club, call (219) 464-7282 or visit www.bgcpoco.org.

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