By LeaAnne Klentzman
The Sugar Land Police Department Chargers are ready to take on the Sheriff’s Enforcers again this year. The Fort Bend Holiday Bowl VI pits the Fort Bend County “Enforcers” against the Sugar Land Police Department “Chargers” in a charity flag football game slated to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 3, at the Fort Bend Christian Academy’s Eagle Field, located at 1250 Seventh Street in Sugar Land near the intersection of Eldridge and Seventh Street.
Sugar Land Police Chief Doug Brinkley and Fort Bend County Sheriff Milton Wright are urging the entire Fort Bend community to attend and donate newly purchased, unwrapped toys. Those toys will be distributed by the Fort Bend Deputy Sheriff’s Association’s and Sugar Land Police Officer’s Association’s “Santa Behind the Badge” and “Toys for Tots” programs.
According to sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, the Enforcers hold a 4-1 edge over the SLPD Chargers in the five previous years the game has been played. Over the years, the game has provided “hundreds and hundreds of toys” for youngsters in Fort Bend County, said Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Davis Jr., who organizes and participates in the game each year.
Haenel said this year Fort Bend Christian Academy will be on hand to provide entertainment and cheerleaders from Travis High School and Kempner High School will add spark to the event.
This event, better known as the Battle of the Bend, is more than a football game. It is an opportunity for the law enforcement officers who serve the citizens of Fort Bend County interact with the children of our area with a positive experience with police and sheriff’s deputies.
Festivities will begin at noon with interactive activities for kids, such as moonwalks, face painting and more. Admission to the game is free with a donation of a newly purchased, unwrapped toy. Monetary gifts will be used to purchase of new toys to be distributed.
For more information, contact Deputy Frank J. Davis Jr. at Frank.Davis@co.fort-bend.tx.us or call 281-652-7761.
In closing, Haenel thanked the community for their continued support in helping make a difference in the life of a child of Fort Bend County.