Battle of the Badges is a boxing event that will support several local charities. It will be held at the Las Cruces Convention Center on Saturday, June 18th at 7 p.m. Battle of the Badges will feature "the Finest vs. the Bravest” or “Police vs. Fire".

The event will raise funds for Presents for Pediatrics, a program where firefighters bring gifts to children in the local hospitals on Christmas Day also for Honor Flight Chaperones, who accompany WWII veterans to visit the WWII Monument in Washington D.C.. Not only that but also funds for Fill the Boot, to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association and PAL Gym, where firefighters get involved with at risk youth learning discipline, honor and trust through boxing.

The community is invited to meet the fighters at the official weigh-in on Friday, June 17 at Buffalo Wild Wings at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now,  adults are $20, Military, Fire and Police are $15 and Kids 5-12 are $10., kids 5 and under are free. Advanced tickets can be purchased by calling 575-202-0823.