Monroe City Battle of the Badges is a non-profit amateur boxing show that features policemen versus firemen from all over the south .The purpose of the Monroe City Battle of the Badges is to raise money for our selected charities.
Since our est. in 2005 we have given over $160,000.00 to charities in our community and have had a record breaking attendance of more than 5,500 spectators from all over the country. We hope through monies raised we might be able to make a difference in the lives of the children and families thorough out our communities that might not be possible without our event.
Please take time to visit our site and sponsors sites and let them know what a great event they have taken place in their area. It is through your voice that we have grown into one of the most positive events to ever be held here in the Northeast Louisiana. We would like to thank all that have supported us from the very beginning and those who continue to support us til the end. The proceeds of the 2009 Monroe City Battle of the Badges was divided evenly among these two charities. The policemen fought for the Jake Owen Raborn Foundation, and the firemen fought for Med-Camps of Louisiana, Inc. The Jake Owen Raborn Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to financially supporting families enduring pediatric cancer, as well as providing financial support to organizations and facilities that care for families enduring pediatric cancer. Med-Camps of Louisiana provide one week of camp at no charge to over 5,000 children living throughout Louisiana with varying illnesses and disabilities. The proceeds of this year’s Monroe City Battle of the Badges were divided evenly among these two charities. In 2009, we, you and I and all who contributed to the 2009 Battle of the Badges, Monroe Louisiana were able to donate $12,758.47 to both Medcamps of Louisiana and the Jake Owen Raborn Foundation for a total of $25,516.94.
The purpose of the 2010 Monroe City Battle of the Badges is to raise money for our selected charity. This year, the policemen and firemen will fight for the J. R. Searcy Memorial Scholarship Fund. Corporal J. R. Searcy served with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office for eight years, three of which he was a K-9 officer. After sustaining wounds while apprehending a suspect, his life was cut tragically short. To honor his memory and sacrifice, a scholarship will be set up in his name. The J. R. Searcy Memorial Scholarship Fund is a scholarship that will be awarded to students majoring in criminal justice at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The proceeds of this year’s Monroe City Battle of the Badges, scheduled for August 14, 2010 at 6:00 p.m., will be awarded to this charity.
Thank you for your continued support................