Jan. 8, 2014
HOUSTON, Texas – As Rice University men’s basketball hosts Conference USA newcomer Charlotte on the hardwood on Saturday, Jan. 25, local police officers and firefighters will also challenge each other in a variety of events at Tudor Fieldhouse before and during the 7 p.m. contest.
Tickets to the full day of festivities are on sale now for the Battle of the Badges through each of the departments’ unions as well as online for fans. For $20, a ticket includes admission to the pre-game activities and the Rice-Charlotte men’s basketball game, a food and drink voucher at the Tudor Fieldhouse concession stand, access to the pre-game chili cook-off and a raffle ticket for a Spa Day for one of the wives of participating officers and firefighters. Five dollars from each ticket sold go directly to the “100 Club,” which supports the dependents of Houston’s fallen heroes.
The day begins with a basketball scrimmage between the Houston Police Department Officers’ Union and the Houston Professional Firefighters’ Association on the Tudor Fieldhouse court from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Following the scrimmage, children of the participants will play a knock out basketball game for 10 minutes. These activities are only open to Battle of the Badges ticket holders.
Capping off the evening’s special events, each department will have one representative earn special recognition on the court during halftime of the Owls’ game.
Tickets are available online HERE using the promo code: 100club. Tickets can also be purchased from each union or by contacting Steven Rodriguez in the Rice Ticket Office at 713-348-8252 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Fans may also donate tickets to a firefighter or police offices by contacting the ticket office. The deadline to purchase Battle of the Badges tickets is Jan. 24, 2014.
Tickets for all Rice home games are available at the Rice Athletics Ticket Office at Tudor Fieldhouse or online at RiceOwls.com.