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Battle of the Badge

Tempe first responders battle it out in flag football game

  • Date: 01/26/2019 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: Tempe High School
    1730 S. Mill Avenue
    Tempe, Arizona 85281
  • Introduction: Public invited to cheer on police and firefighters on Jan. 26

It’s the 19th annual Battle of the Badge: a blue vs red challenge with Tempe police playing Tempe firefighters in a friendly game of flag football, Saturday, Jan. 26, Tempe High School, 1730 S. Mill Avenue.

Be first to the scene when gates open at 10 a.m. and the game kicks off at noon.

The event is free but bring a can of non-perishable food to help local food bank St. Vincent De Paul. 

There will be family fun with a bounce house, face painting and food trucks.  Battle of the Badge t-shirts will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the Tempe Police and the Fire Medical Rescue departments’ Cadet programs and Tempe High School athletics.

We’ll see you there.  Remember to wear your favorite first responder color. Go Red or Go Blue but go to the game!

For more information, email:



Media contacts:  Tempe Police Officer Jaime Garibay, 480-226-2067

                              Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Elbert "Thumper" Hereford, 480 217-3033

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