Greenwich’s Battle of Heroes Set for Oct 26

Greenwich’s Battle of Heroes is set for Saturday, October 26 from 11:00am – 2:00pm at the Boys & Girls Club, 4 Horseneck Lane, Greenwich.

 For the first time, Greenwich police and firefighters are teaming up with Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich to hold a Battle of Heroes competition.

Greenwich Police will partner with Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich’s Torch Club, and Greenwich firefighters will partner with BGCG’s Keystone Club in an afternoon of kickball, tug of war and obstacle games.

 Held at Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich at 4 Horseneck Lane, the public is invited to cheer on their favorite team. The event will feature local food trucks, a live band, arts & crafts, face painting, an inflatable course and various emergency vehicles to explore.

While the event is free and open to the public, community members are encouraged to support their favorite team by making a donation online at give.classy.org/heroes19.

Funds raised will go toward travel and registration expenses for the Torch and Keystone Club’s annual conferences.

Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich are grateful for the support of their community partners at the Greenwich Police Department Silver Shield Association and Greenwich Professional Firefighters Local 1042 for their support.

Which team will you support? The Blue Team: Police & Torch Club or the Red Team: Fire & Keystone Club

The Keystone Club is a national Boys & Girls Club leadership program for teens. Keystone Clubs are chartered small group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 14-18, which provide opportunities to participate in regional and national conferences. Keystone members elect officers, and plan and implement their own activities in six areas:

  • Service to Club and community
  • Leadership development
  • Education and career exploration
  • Unity and social recreation
  • Free enterprise

 The Torch Club is a chartered small-group leadership and service club for boys and girls ages 11-13. Torch Club is a powerful vehicle that helps the Club staff meet the needs of younger adolescents. Torch Club members elect officers, and work together to plan and implement activities based on four criteria:

  • Service to Club and community
  • Education
  • Health and fitness
  • Social recreation