Battle of the Badges tourney raises money for sick kids

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RICHMOND, Va. -- Law enforcement from across Central Virginia traded in their cuffs for bats Saturday at the annual Battle of the Badges event at the Diamond.

Eight departments, including officers from Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Henrico, Hopewell and Richmond as well as VCU and Virginia State Police, took park in the special softball tournament.

The event raised money for the Children's Hospital Foundation of Richmond and also provided a day of fun for some of children who are patients at the hospital.

“Supporting the nearly 60,000 kids that the hospital sees each year for metro Richmond, it's tremendous to us,” Chesterfield Police Master Officer Joey Kierson said.

In addition to the game, there was also a donut eating contest, dunking booth and bouncy houses for the kids.

And congratulations to the Hopewell Police Department, who came out on top.

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