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Elizabeth Police Beat Firefighters in Battle of the Badges Hockey Game

Annual Battle of the Badge Hockey Game Credits: Alex Marcantonio

ELIZABETH, NJ - The winning badge belongs to the Elizabeth Police who won the Fourth Annual Battle of the Badges Hockey Game against the Elizabeth Fire Department 6-2, at the Warinanco Skate Center, March 4.

The charity game that raised funds for Children's Specialized Hospital brought out an enthusiastic crowd of supporters who braved the cold temperature. It was all for a good cause. Children from the hospital were on hand for the ceremonial puck drop including 17-year-old Jehovah Copeland who has been recovering from being hit by a car four years ago. "He had 12 brain surgeries," said his grandmother, Patricia Copeland. "The doctor told me to call the relatives because he wasn't going to make it. I said I would call them to come pray because he was going to make it. The devil is a liar, and God is good."

After years in a wheelchair, Jehovah is walking and living at home. Of Children's Specialized Hospital, Copeland said, "Those people are the best."

For Children's Specialized Hospital, the fund- raising events are a needed source of support. "The officers and firefighters have been supportive of our program for over 10 years," said Kaylee McGuire, manager of community programs. "This kinds of events get everyone.together in support of our kids in the program. Our program is for kids with special needs to be active in the community. These events are for the community to come together to support our kids."





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