8th Annual Battle of the Badges Basketball Tournament set for April 30 and May 8

Battle-of-the-Badges-2015-PromoBoys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-South Haven Unit is now accepting reservations for teams from local police and fire department to compete in the 8th Annual “Battle of the Badges” Basketball tournament. The two-day “Battle of the Badges” Tournament will be held on Thursday, April 30th and Friday, May 8th. Games begin at 6:00 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. 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 in the tradition of “heroes vs. heroes” for the coveted Championship “Battle of the Badges” title. Team registration is $150.00. Availability is limited to eight teams. Police and fire department teams interested in participating in the “Battle of the Badges” Basketball Tournament can contact Ron Ranta, South Haven Club Director at (219) 759-2565 or rranta@bgcpoco.org. Deadline to register a team is April 27th.

All proceeds from “Battle of the Badges” Basketball Tournament will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s South Haven Club. 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. Great Futures Start HERE.