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Battle of the Badges Rematch Benefits Children

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LAWTON Okla_ Call it a rematch, or call it revenge. Whatever you call it, Lawton firefighters and police officers will take to the basketball court again on Saturday in a "Battle of the Badges."

It's all for a great cause: an organization called "Every Life Matters". The firefighters dominated the last game on May 5th, so police are looking for a little payback.

"Unfortunately, we did get beat," Lawton Detective Justin Thorne said. "We look forward to beating them in the next game."

No matter which team wins the game, the kids in the Sanders Heights subdivision will be the real winners. All the money from this benefit game goes to Every Life Matters, an organization run by Michael Cross, a pastor who has programs every weekend for at-risk youngsters. His weekly programs include games, character-building and food.

"We try to let them know they can better; they can change a person's mind," Cross said. "Their character and the community would be a better place."

That's exactly why Lieutenant Steven Monostori is playing for the firefighters.

"These kids need some guidance and with activities to help guide them in life," Monostori said. "We can be the foundation of it."

The place to be is the Lawton High School gym this Saturday, May 25th, at 10:30 AM. You'll get to see a great game, but more importantly, you'll support Lawton police and firefighters and their cause of helping the youngsters of Sanders Heights.

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