Buffalo Bayou Brewery ready to set up a ring Under a tent for Fighting for Toys on Dec. 18

We have a venue! The first-ever “Fighting for Toys” – formerly known as Badge Battle Houston – will stage the nation’s only fully sanctioned amateur boxing event in the coronavirus era on Dec. 18 at a familiar Assist the Officer locale, Buffalo Bayou Brewery.

The program consisting of eight to 10 boxing matches between HPD officers, Houston firefighters and other first responders from all over the nation. Event coordinator, Sgt. Josue Villa of South Gessner Patrol, said fighters will come from the Los Angeles sheriff’s office and police officers from several law enforcement agencies in Massachusetts.

Tickets will go on sale Nov. 9 at bidpal.net/fighting4toyscocktail tables and premium seating will be limited, so mark your calendar!

Villa said the venue will feature a large tent, under which will be a regulation boxing ring. Attendees will be stationed at socially distanced tables and chairs around the ring.

Proceeds will benefit ATO but Villa said there is a toy drive connection to this fundraiser. You may take a toy donation to Buffalo Bayou Brewery any time before and during the event. Donations also may be taken for collection at Be Fit Gym or the HPOU office.