Battle of the Badges
A Shot For Life is proud to be the exclusive provider of the Battle of the Badges basketball game between the Boston Police and the Boston Fire Departments. On April 3rd of 2016 we ran the first ever charity basketball game between the BPD and the BFD at Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury.
“The Battle of the Badges represented the evolution of this organization from a high school basketball fundraiser into a much more well rounded organization involving players of all ages and skill levels. We are extremely proud of our relationship with the Boston Police Department and the Boston Fire Department” – ASFL CEO Mike Slonina
Boston Policemen and Firemen, by the nature of their job, put their lives on the line routinely to ensure the safety of the general public. Their commitment to play in an annual basketball game to raise money for brain cancer research, on top of the sacrifices they already make, speaks volumes about the culture of their departments.
In the inaugural game the Boston Police Department came away with the victory. The Fire Department’s chance for a rematch will be March 25th, 2017 at Catholic Memorial High School. For the event this year, the City of Boston will show it’s support by lighting up the Boston Garden and the Zakim Bridge in blue and red in honor of both departments.