Last Friday I got the opportunity to check out the Battle of the Badge which by the way was my first Boxing Event, so I was a little nervous as what to expect. The Battle of the Badge, featuring our police and firefighters in a sanctioned boxing event with participants currently from Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.
Battle of the Badge is a boxing event hosted by Holiday for Heros (also known as 4th For Our Soldiers) to raise funds for families of First Responders that have lost their lives in the line of duty. The foundation has been running for 10 years and helped so many families. So getting the opportunity to check it out and help raise money for a great cause, I couldn’t pass it up!
It is their mission to provide scholarships and grants to deserving families for their sacrifice to us all. It is also their mission through their unique events to thank and recognize our Military, First Responders and their families for their Courage, Dedication and Sacrifice to our communities and this Great Country.
There wasn’t a empty seat in the house! Friends and family of each and every boxer was there to not only support their fighter but to help raise money for a great cause! If you came late, you were standing for the 3 hour event!
The boxing event started and the punches got a throwing! It was absolutely crazy to watch firefighters and police hit each other, but they definitely were enjoying themselves and sportsmanship was a part of each and every fight!
Each and every fight was fun to watch and kept us on our toes. Not knowing which punch was going to land on the other boxer, who would be standing afterwards or will someone get knocked out! There were several fights that were just amazing to watch the ability that some of these men and women have. Boxing is not an easy sport and takes training and talent, they definitely had it!
The girl fights were quite interesting and the scariest for me. I have never really watched girls fight before so I cringed with every punch! But they were amazing and show great talent!
Punch after punch and 16 fights later the fights started to come to an end!
All of the winners received a belt and a fireworks show in the background! It definitely would make anyone feel like a winner!
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4th for our soldiers/A Holiday for Heroes
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4th For Our Soldiers
4657 Catalpa Ct. Burlington, KY 41005
Check out other events:
4th for our Soldiers Event June 27th @4pm $10.00 admission $25.00 per family Includes all dinner and drinks including beer
$1000 per foursome or $250 per person Lunch and Dinner, Drinks provided on course Silent Auction