Press release - 2nd Annual Battle of the Badges

Published 11/17/2010 (all press releases for this day)

Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: 2nd Annual Battle of the Badges
DATE/TIME: Saturday 12/11/10, 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Oceanview Pavilion, 575 E. Surfside Dr., Port Hueneme
PREPARED BY: Marc Amon, Sergeant
Marc Amon (805)797-6653 or


Oceanview Pavilion proudly presents 2nd Annual charity boxing challenge, “Battle of the Badges”. The proceeds will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oxnard and Port Hueneme, Oxnard Police Activities League and the Volunteers in Policing. The event will be held in Port Hueneme, CA on Saturday, December 11th. The charity boxing event will feature deputy sheriffs and police officers versus firefighters from Ventura County.

This is a collaboration of efforts done in the spirit of giving by the Oceanview Pavilion and public safety professionals throughout Ventura County including the Oxnard Police Officers Association, Ventura County Deputy Sheriffs Association, Oxnard Firefighters Association and Ventura County Professional Firefighters Association.

Money raised will go to support the youth, our future America, at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oxnard and Port Hueneme and the Oxnard Police Activities League. "The friendly Police versus Firefighter rivalry has been around for decades and we’re all excited to build on that to put on another entertaining evening of boxing for the benefit of these worthy organizations. The months of training leading to this event helps build camaraderie amongst our agencies and the event fulfills our natural inclination to give even more during the holiday season,” says Sergeant Marc Amon, member of the Oxnard Police Officers Association. "Oceanview Pavilion's Performing Arts Theatre by the beach is honored to join hands with the Ventura County Firefighters Association, Ventura County Deputy Sheriff's Association, Oxnard Police Officers Association and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oxnard and Port Hueneme," said Sharon Kloeris, Executive Vice President of Marketing.

The official sponsor for the event is the Oceanview Pavilion and current sponsors include B95.1 FM, Coastal Events, F. Morton Pitt Company, Rusty’s and Dynamite Printing.

The doors open at 5 p.m. with the first bout starting at 6 p.m. There will be ten matches, each are three, two-minute rounds which is subject to change.

Tickets are available for $25 general admission, $50 preferred, $75 VIP and $100 ringside. They can be purchased through the box office at Oceanview Pavilion, 575 E. Surfside Dr. in Port Hueneme or they will be available online at on November 17th.

The event is seeking additional sponsors for the evening. Please contact Sharon Kloeris (805) 986-4818 or for more information.

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