Lawyers can be more competitive than NFL Superbowl contenders, especially when they’re fighting for a good cause. Last week, District Attorney Tasha Mosley and Prosecuting Attorney Council Pete Skandalakis marshaled their troops in all-out war over which office could come up with more donations for families of Calvary Refuge Center this Christmas.

Skandalakis threw down the gauntlet in a Facebook video challenge:

Mosley immediately fired back, saying PAC was poaching on their charitable territory and that the prosecutors needed to bring their game:

On the day of reckoning, The Clayton Crescent was invited to the DA’s office, where a huge Christmas tree already was surrounded with her team’s gifts. Different items were assigned points, with inflatable mattresses the most highly-valued item.

It wasn’t long before PAC sent over a smack-talking Santa and reindeer, pushing carts loaded with inflatable mattresses.

Money also changed hands: an envelope of cash for the cause, credit card donations for the more digitally inclined. Not to be outdone by another team in her office, Mosley whipped out her credit card, then taunted competitors over the office intercom to do likewise.

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Ultimately, the DA’s office defended its honor and PAC conceded. But the real winners were the families at Calvary.

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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