Come support the 2016 Plano Battle Of The Badges. The Police and Fire Departments go head to head to see which side will collect the most donated blood and take home the coveted Battle of the Badges trophy. The kick off is on Monday, July 4 with the Rotary Clubs of Plano parade float and a Carter BloodCare donation unit. The blood drives begin Tuesday, July 5 and run through Sunday, July 10. Check out the various Plano locations such as Parr Library, Chase Oaks Church and Poor Richards with opportunities to give blood and vote for your favorite hero: The Plano Police or the Plano Firefighters.

Over the years, the trophy has gone back and forth between the Police and Fire Departments in a fierce competition. This is the 12th year of the Battle of the Badges. Stay tuned for the various locations where Battle of the Badges 2016 will land.

Blood donors get to vote for their favorite community hero by casting their ballot for the Plano Police or Fire Department at any of these blood drive locations:

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7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Poor Richards Café parking lot | 2442 K Avenue

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Plano City Hall | 1520 K Avenue

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Greek Isles Grill parking lot | 3309 N. Central #370K

Wednesday, July 6 

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Plano Police Department – Tolar Room | 909 14th St.

9 a.m. – noon
Pancake House & Grill parking lot | 1405 Jupiter Road

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Harrington Library parking lot | 1501 18th St.

Noon – 5 p.m.
Huffines Chevrolet Plano parking lot | 1001 Coit Road

Noon – 5 p.m.
Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Plano parking lot | 4500 W. Plano Parkway

Thursday, July 7
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Plano Fire Rescue –Training Room A | 1901 K Avenue

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Schimelpfenig Library parking lot | 5024 Custer Road

Friday, July 8 
7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Plano Chamber of Commerce parking lot | 1200 East 15th St.

9 a.m. – Noon
Third Coast Bank parking lot | 1201 15th St.

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Friday, July 8
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tino’s Too Mexican Restaurant parking lot | 2205 K Avenue

Noon – 4 p.m.
Parr Library parking lot | 6200 Windhaven Parkway

3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Chase Oak Church – Parish Hall | 281 Legacy Drive

Saturday, July 9
7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Poor Richards Café parking lot | 2442 K Avenue

9 a.m. to Noon
Tony’s Café parking lot | 909 W. Spring Creek

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Elliott’s Hardware parking lot | 2300 Coit Road

Noon – 5 p.m.
Collin Creek Mall parking lot | 811 N. Central Expressway

Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Haggard Library parking lot | 2501 Coit Road

 Sunday, July 10 
7:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – Parish Hall | 2700 W. Spring Creek Parkway

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Collin Creek Church parking lot | 1905 E. Parker Road

10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sent Church parking lot | 3701 W. Spring Creek Parkway

1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday
Davis Library parking lot | 7501 B Independence Parkway

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Alexandra Cronin

Alexandra Cronin is Local Profile's senior editor. She has been with the company since 2016. She loves great coffee, good food, and average wine.