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					                      FIRE DEPARTMENT OF NEW YORK
                                        9 METROTECH CENTER
                                      BROOKLYN, N.Y. 11201-5884
                               SALVATORE J. CASSANO, Fire Commissioner
                     facebook.com/FDNYhome nyc.gov/fdny twitter.com/FDNYnews


                                     ***MEDIA ADVISORY***

    FDNY BRAVEST BOXERS TAKE ON NYPD BOXING TEAM AT 30th
               ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BADGES

The FDNY Bravest Boxing team will take on the NYPD Fighting Finest Boxing team at The Battle of the
Badges on Saturday Dec. 8th at 8 p.m. at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The night will feature 10
exciting three-round bouts featuring FDNY members versus NYPD members, with the FDNY team looking to
improve on their winning record against the Fighting Finest of 15-13-1.

As in years past, the FDNY Boxing team will donate proceeds from the event to assist a returning veteran who
has suffered severe injuries in combat. This year the team will donate funds to help build a new home to fit the
needs of United States Marine Corporal Greg Caron, who lost both legs and the use of his right arm after
stepping on an improvised explosive device while serving in Afghanistan.

The FDNY Boxing team competes in several amateur boxing matches each year against other Fire Department
and Police Departments. In the past several years, the FDNY Bravest Boxing team has donated over $50,000 to
military related charities.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and at the Madison Square Garden Box Office.

WHO:           FDNY Bravest Boxing Team, NYPD Fighting Finest Boxing Team

WHERE:         The Theater at Madison Square Garden

WHEN:          Friday, Decmber 9, 2012 – Doors Open at 7 p.m. – First Bout at 8 p.m.

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Description: Battle of the Badges Comes to Madison Square Garden in December as the FDNY Boxing Team takes on the NYPD Boxing team in a heated rivalry.