Battle of the Badges to Benefit Westside Community Park

A competitive softball game between local firefighters and law enforcement personnel will be the featured fundraising event for the continuing development and operation of Westside Community Park in Lakeport.

The Battle of the Badges will be held at the park on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 1:00 p.m.

The sponsoring Westside Community Park Committee promises fans a “Ball Park” meal of brats, hot dogs, beans, peanuts, and ice cream. The winner of the 2021 “People’s Choice” award at the final Grillin’ on the Green event will be tending the barbecue with assistance from his Smokin’ Aces crew. Soft drinks, water, beer, and wine will be available for purchase.

Admission, including the Ball Park meal, is $25 in advance and $30 at the gate for adults, $10 for children ages 5 to 12; children under five are free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Lake County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, 875 Lakeport Blvd., Lakeport.

A limited number of spaces is available for players. Representatives from fire and law enforcement agencies can contact Bob Rumfelt, at (707) 245-6147, or Carol Maxwell, at (707) 245-4894 for information and to sign up.

The Westside Community Park, located at 1401 Charlie Jolin Way off Parallel Drive, is a City of Lakeport recreational facility in development for over 20 years. The nonprofit and all-volunteer Westside Community Park Committee has developed soccer fields, softball and baseball fields, horseshoe pits, a dog park, hiking and walking paths, a picnic area, and a children’s playground in collaboration with community groups, businesses, and individuals.

Park development and maintenance continue with the support of the community through donations and fundraising activities. Tax-deductible contributions of any amount may be sent to the Westside Community Park Committee, 1350 Berry Street, Lakeport CA 95453.

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