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Third Annual Battle of the Badges Benefits Red Cross

LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. (April 28, 2014) — The Third Annual Battle of the Badges 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament to benefit the American Red Cross was held April 27 at Veterans Memorial Park in Little Falls. The annual tournament consists of teams comprised of individuals from area police and fire departments who have a passion for basketball tournament play.

Teams from the following agencies participated: American Red Cross, East Herkimer Fire Department, Ilion Police Department, Little Falls Fire Department, Little Falls Police Department, Richmondville Fire Department, Rome Fire Department, Schuyler Fire Department and
Stittville Fire Department.

The Richmondville Fire Department won the tournament. Team members consisted of Kyle Butler, Joe Kenyon and George Sommers.

The Battle of the Badges Tournament is an annual fundraising event that benefits the American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley and helps support Red Cross services in our local communities.  These programs include Disaster Services, Services to Armed Forces, Preparedness, and Health and Safety.

The American Red Cross would like to thank Little Falls Firefighter Dennis Harrigan for his dedication and leadership in organizing this community event, which raised $400 for the Red Cross.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or follow us on Facebook at