From now through Feb. 15, the Barberton Municipal Court and the Stow Municipal Court are competing to see which court can collect more boxes of cereal for the Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties.

The Barberton Municipal Court team, captained by Judge David Fish, along with Judge Todd McKenney and Clerk of Courts Diana Stevenson, will face off against Stow’s captain, Judge Kim Hoover, Judge Lisa Coates and Clerk of Courts Diana Colavecchio.

"This challenge is a friendly way of bringing our courts together to engage members of our communities in supporting a worthy cause." Hoover said. "While I am confident Team Stow will ultimately triumph when all the boxes of cereal are counted, the real winner will be the Battered Women’s Shelter, who will benefit from the generosity of both communities."

Fish responded, "On behalf of Team Barberton, we are looking forward to a spirited competition with our friends in Stow. Our staff and the people in our community always rise to the occasion in support of worthwhile causes. The Battered Women’s Shelter provides a myriad of services to some of the most vulnerable members of our community, and their mission is endlessly deserving of our support."

The Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties is headquartered on East Market Street in Akron and its mission is to lead the community in the prevention of domestic abuse by providing emergency shelter, advocacy and education throughout Summit and Medina counties in an effort to break the cycle of abuse and promote peace in every family.

Members of the community are encouraged to donate unopened boxes of cereal to the collection stations at both courts. The Barberton Municipal Court is located at 576 W. Park Ave., across from Lake Anna; the Stow Municipal Court is located at 4400 Courthouse Drive at state Route 8 and Steels Corner Road.