HAMPDEN – The Battle of the Badges benefit basketball tournament will tip of April 2 at the Skehan Recreational Center in Hampden at 8 a.m.
All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Sgt. Joel A. House Summer Camp Scholarship Fund and the House in the Woods Foundation.
House in the Woods is a program and place for veterans. It is a free, outdoor self-help program which uses recreational, therapeutic and outdoor heritages to form short retreats for participants to to meet others with common military-related challenges and experiences.
This week, Paul House, founder of House in the Woods, and Jeff Rice of the Hampden Police Department sat down with Blake Lipton and Laura Smith to talk about the upcoming event.