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Mass. vs. NY: May 18 at Foxwoods Resorts Casino  
MASHANTUCKET, Conn (April 22, 2012) - The fifth annual Battle of the Badges(BOB5), featuring amateur boxing matches between the Massachusetts Correctional Officer Boxing Team (MCO) and Suffolk County (New York) Correctional Officers boxing teams, on Saturday night, May 18, at Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

"BOB5" is presented by National Public Safety Athletic League ("NPSAL") in association MCO, SCCOA, and Foxwoods Resort Casino.  Defending champion NY leads in this amateur boxing series, 3-1. 

Proceeds from the May 18th charitable event will benefit Work Vessels For Veterans and NPSAL. More than a dozen matches are scheduled, pitting Team MCO versus Team  SCCOA.

"The Boston-New York sports rivalry lives through these amateur boxers who've promised to put on a grand show and great night of fun," BOB5 spokesperson Artie Dias, Jr. said.  "Along with an entertaining boxing card, we have invited many boxing greats and entertainment celebrities as our special guests. "

Reserved tickets are on sale priced at $30.00, $50.00, $75.00 and $100.00 (VIP includes after-party) and are available to purchase at the Foxwoods Box Office, on line at or, by calling 1-855-660-6606 X03, 1-800.200.2882, or at any Ticketmaster outlet. 

The official after-party will be hosted by Comix.  Live entertainment will be provided by Louie Bello, starting at approximately 10:00 p. ET.  The after-party is open to the general public for $15.00 ($10.00 with fight ticket stub).

A special hotel room rate (single or double rooms only) is available at MGM Grand at Foxwoods by calling 1.800.442.1000 and using group code: M16002, or by going on line at

Doors open at 6:30 PM/ET with the first match scheduled to start at 7:30 PM/ET.

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NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY ATHLETIC LEAGUE: "NPSAL" is committed to fundraising and promoting efficient techniques to promote recreation and sport/physical activities for youths and adults for the purpose of maintaining a healthy and positive lifestyle.

WORK VESSELS FOR VETERANS:  "WVFV" assists veterans returning to the United States as they being their civilian careers or continue their educational pursuits by donating to them the necessary start-up tools (laptops, vehicles, machinery, tools, commercial vessels, etc.).  The organization was started in 2008 with the donation of a commercial fishing boat to a returning veteran and to date has helped more than 500 veterans in their transitions.


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