The Hero Thrill Show received a $10,000 check from Weight Watchers Philadelphia as part of the culmination of the 34th WW Philadelphia Battle of the Badges weight-loss competition between the city’s two uniformed departments.
The check was turned over by police and fire department representatives to attorney Jimmy Binns, president of the Hero Thrill Show. Sharing in the presentation (from left) are Fire Department Battalion Chief David Kearney, Deputy Police Commissioner Robin Wimberly, Jimmy Binns, Deb Wright, general manager of WW Philadelphia, and Police Inspector Jarree W. Thomas.
The police department won this year’s contest and now leads in the overall standings 18-16. Both departments lost a combined total of 1,049.1 pounds, with an average weight-loss of 9.49 pounds. In 34 years of competition, the total weight loss for both departments is 202,265.54 pounds and WW Philadelphia has contributed $298,500 for scholarships of children of police and firefighters killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.