Battle of the Badges

National City CYAC: Inspirational Tales of people making a difference

No lie! I was once asked for my opinion of this Community Center in National City and the words came flowing out of my mouth as if I were a preacher giving testimony of the Lord. I said without hesitation: “It’s one of those environments that changes challenges into triumphs. The young people who use […]

Results from the 2018 Battle of the Badges held on the USS Midway

Saturday afternoon, June 16, 2018, imagine you’re in the shoes of Clement Casillas, the coordinator of this year’s Battle of the Badges show. On board the floating fortress, the U. S. S. Midway Naval Air Carrier, he’s virtually walking around in circles nervously contemplating his limited options. Initially, he looks off in the far distance hoping […]

Weigh-ins completed for tonight’s 15th Annual Battle of the Badges

On Saturday morning, it was unusually cool with the temperature right around 60 degrees. Aboard the U. S. S. Midway Museum, the unexpected cooling of temperatures plus offshore breezes had most people wearing warm clothing, jackets, long sleeve flannel shirts and rubbing their hands together to stay warm. Not so for the purposeful, tough-minded boxers who […]

2018 “Battle of the Badges” Saturday on the U.S.S. Midway

On Saturday evening, June 16, 2018, the San Diego Chapter of the National Latino Peace Officers Association, the Community Youth Athletic Center (CYAC) plus the countless volunteers will host this year’s “Battle of the Badges XV” on board the U.S.S. Midway. For the participants, it’s a once a year athletic competition for local law enforcement, firemen, and […]

Local law enforcement, Trial Lawyers go above & beyond the call of duty

On November 17th, 10 athletes from the National City CYAC had an opportunity to share a Thanksgiving dinner with local law enforcement officers. A total of 100 youth from diverse organizations within San Diego County were invited to partake in this feast; an event made possible by members of our local law enforcement community (namely, […]

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