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MMA fighters Frank Aguilar and Soloman Hutchinson and former Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jason Jaramillo served as judges Saturday for Battle of the Badges – Fight for Autism.
Hundreds of friends and neighbors Saturday attended Battle of the Badges – Fight for Autism.
Hundreds of people helped raise thousands of dollars Saturday at Battle of the Badges – Fight for Autism for Easter Seals and their services for families affected by autism.
Sturtevant police Officer Kim Gall won her bout Saturday against Racine police Officer Stephanie Dantoin during the first Battle of the Badges – Fight for Autism.
Officer Phil Brietchaft from Kenosha won his opening bout against Mount Pleasant police Officer John Garner.
Hundreds of prizes were available by raffle and silent auction Saturday night during Battle of the Badges – Fight for Autism. Every single item was donated by area businesses and individuals.
South Shore Firefighter Anthony Wurster won his bout against Racine police Officer Dustin Bierman.
Caledonia police Officer Cory Radke is declared the winner of his bout against South Shore Firefighter Jason Caira.
Mount Pleasant police Officer Jim Kelley – Battle of the Badges organizer – won the title bout against MPPD Sgt. Jason Vaccaro. This first annual event raised thousands of dollars for autism awareness.

By all accounts, Battle of the Badges was a rousing success. Hundreds of people attended this first of what organizers hope to be an annual event and raised thousands of dollars for autism awareness.

More than 500 tickets to the Battle were sold in advance, hundreds of items were donated for both the bucket raffle and silent auction and the community came through in a big way. While exact totals were not available the morning after, it’s a fair bet that Battle of the Badges raised thousands of dollars for autism.

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