Lexington deputies, public-safety department to play in annual “Battle of the Badges”

Charity basketball game will benefit Samaritan's Well

It’s that time of year again. A chance at hardcourt bragging rights for the year, and the opportunity to aid a worthwhile local charity.

Members of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and the county’s Department of Public Safety are slated to play in the eighth-annual “Battle of the Badges” charity basketball game Saturday, February 18, at Gilbert High School.

Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium, located at 840 Main St. in Gilbert.

The game is open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. Game tickets are $7 per person in advance, and $10 per person the day of the event.

Each ticket will grant participants dinner at 5:30 p.m., as well as admission to the game.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Samaritan’s Well, a nonprofit organization in Lexington County that provides homeless and victimized women and children transitional housing.

For more information on purchasing tickets, contact Lexington County Sheriff’s Department’s Resident Deputy Craig Finley at sfinley@lcsd.sc.gov, or Lexington County Assistant Emergency Manager Wendy Jeffcoat at wjeffcoat@lex-co.com.