9th Annual Battle of the Badges hockey game raises thousands for Children's Hospital at Dartmouth
MANCHESTER - Firefighters and police officers from around New Hampshire and Vermont hit the ice at the Verizon Wireless Arena for the 9th annual CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship.
More than 8,000 people came to watch police play against their rivals, the firefighters. But the main goal was to raise money for the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth.
"It's a win -in situation no matter what. The officers and the firemen they get to be great role models for the kids at the children's hospital and at the same time they're raising money for the benefit, said Anne Perriello, a Pelham police officer.
More than $193,000 was raised this year through the game. Over the past eight years, the battle of the badges has resulting in contributions to help children at the hospital of more than $1.4 million.