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Posted on: April 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Firefighter vs. Police Benefit Game This Saturday May 8

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Firefighters with the League City Fire Department and officers with the League City Police Department are preparing to face off in a fun game of flag football for a good cause. On May 8, the two departments will "Battle for Holden," a Clear Creek High School senior football player. Holden James was hurt while the team was practicing running plays on December 4. Some of his injuries include a popliteal artery injury, a knee joint complete disruption with compartment syndrome, and a dead muscle. Doctors had to amputate one of his legs as a result.

James is known for his role as starting offensive lineman for Clear Creek High School. Classmates say he's one of the sweetest people they know, a gentle giant. His mother, Teresa Ramirez, works in the nutrition department for Clear Creek ISD. Holden had hopes of playing college football until his accident. The accident has put a financial strain on the family and they will need help with medical expenses, equipment, and new housing accommodations. 

The benefit game will be held at Challenger Columbia Stadium and will feature performances by the Creek Cavaliers and cheerleaders, a silent auction, tug of war, donut eating contest ,a raffle, concessions and more. To purchase a ticket for the game or to donate, visit the Battle for Holden website

When: May 8 @ 1 p.m.

Where: Challenger Columbia Stadium

More info: Email Battleforholden@gmail.com

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