Members of the High Desert Dawgs team are, from left, Officer Kevin Greer, Lt. Charlie Hahn, Officer Travese Walters, Sgt. Lance Lively, Officer Lafayatte Lofton, Officer James Luna, Officer Cody Cavender, Officer K.C. Wiser and Officer Andrew Alkire.

By Lt. Gregory Crowe, AA/Public Information Officer
High Desert State Prison

Staff from High Desert State Prison (HDSP) and California Correctional Center (CCC) participated in the sixth annual Battle of the Badge Fundraiser Basketball Game benefiting the Lassen High School Boys Basketball Booster Program.

The Jan. 21 game was well attended by members of the Susanville Community and raised over $6,000 to help support the school’s basketball program. The Lassen High School boys’ basketball program will benefit from these funds to help supplement uniform, equipment and travel expenses accrued during the season.

“It’s always fun to come out and compete and play once a year for a good cause against our sister prison, especially when we can raise a lot of money for local sports,” said Sgt. Lance Lively.

According to organizers, this is the largest fundraiser for the school’s basketball booster club.