The 2015 Battle of the Badges: The Fight for Autism event Saturday was an overwhelming success.
Police officers and firefighters from 11 area agencies – 24 fighters – took to the ring Saturday in 12 bouts to
The clear winner of the night, though, was Easter Seals and the families the organization helps navigate the waters of autism. In 2014, donations – tickets sales, raffle tickets, silent auction bids and cash – totaled $28,000. Event organizers Saturday said the 2015 Battle not only met that total but surpassed it.
“We’re hoping for $50,000,” a volunteer was overhead saying.
An exact amount won’t be known for weeks, but organizers plan to present a check to Easter Seals in the coming weeks during a Mount Pleasant Village Board meeting.