Battle of the Badges, a crowd favorite, is back for another fun rivalry for charity.

On December 18, the Clermont Police Department will compete against the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in this annual holiday basketball game for a good cause. The game is set to start at 6:30 pm with doors opening at 6 pm at Clermont Elementary School, 680 E. Highland Ave.

The event benefits Christian Men in Action, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, by helping provide holiday toys to children in the Lincoln Park community. On Christmas Eve, Christian Men in Action along with Chief Charles Broadway and members of the Clermont Police Department will give the toys to the kids at its annual Christmas party at McKinney Park, 801 Bloxam Ave, from 5 pm – 8 pm.

Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway would like to personally invite the public to come out and cheer on their local law enforcement. Please bring an unwrapped toy to donate for this great cause as your admission for the game. Getcha Praise On Productions Dance Academy will be performing at the game’s halftime show and The National Anthem will be performed by a special guest. The managers of Zaxby’s of Clermont and Texas Roadhouse of Clermont have graciously donated several raffle prizes to be given out during the game. Ms. Darby Shields of Revolution Realty has provided the drinks that the Clermont Police Explorers will be selling during the event.


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