Farmington schools charity ‘Battle of the Middles’ seeks sponsors

A December 9 charity basketball game featuring Farmington area middle school teachers and administrators needs help from the business community to support Neighborhood House of Farmington/Farmington Hills and the Farmington Area Goodfellows.

Harrison High School will host the 12th Annual Battle of the Middles Charity Basketball Game, which will pit the staffs of Warner Middle School and District Administration against the staffs of Power Middle School and East Middle School. Cash proceeds and donations of toys and canned goods will go directly to Farmington area families in need.

Organizers hope to raise at least $10,000, and three levels of business sponsorship are available. All monetary donations, gift cards, and small gifts will be accepted. Learn more at

Last year’s game raised more than $9,346 and helped more than 200 Farmington area families. Over the past decade, the Battle of the Middles has helped raise more than $57,577 and collected countless canned goods and toys for the two charities. The Farmington Area Goodfellows collects and delivers food and toys to ensure that no child or senior in Farmington or Farmington Hills goes without a Christmas. Neighborhood House, supported by the Goodfellows, operates year-round to help local families and individuals in need.

The Battle will start at 6:30 p.m. with doors opening for the event at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students, and $1 with two or more canned goods or free with a new unwrapped toy.