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Clermont police, Lake Sheriff’s Office battle on court for charity

From the courtroom to the hoops court. From law enforcement uniforms to basketball uniforms. From shooting at the range to shooting from 3-point range. The battle is on.

Battle of the Badges, a holiday basketball game for charity, is back for another chapter in a fun rivalry. The Clermont Police Department will take on the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 6:30pm Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Clermont Elementary School, 680 E. Highland Ave. Admission is free, but all fans are asked to bring an unwrapped toy as a donation, a news release states.

The eighth annual event benefits Christian Men in Action, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, by providing holiday toys to children in the Lincoln Park community. Members of Christian Men in Action, along with Police Chief Charles Broadway and members of his department, will hand out toys from 5-8pm Monday, Dec. 24, during their annual Christmas party at McKinney Park, 801 Bloxam Ave.

Adam Narvaez and Katlyn Sahad, of A&K Music, will perform the national anthem before the game, and Getcha Praise On Productions Dance Academy will perform during the halftime show.

The managers of Zaxby’s and Texas Roadhouse restaurants in Clermont donated several raffle prizes, and Darby Shields, of Revolution Realty, is providing the drinks that the Clermont Police Explorers will sell during the game.

For more information, call Sgt. Jose Martinez at 352.394.5588, ext. 8416.