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Water gun and balloon fights for a good cause

Battle of the Causes in Riverhead on Aug.

Battle of the Causes in Riverhead on Aug. 26, 2012 features six Long Island charities competing in water gun and balloon activities and obstacle courses to raise money. Credit: Fotolia

There's nothing like a good water ballon fight to raise money for charity.

On Sunday, the first Battle of the Causes will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Riverhead.

Hosted by BluChip Marketing, the event includes a fun day filled with water balloon and water gun fights as well as obstacle courses to help raise money for a Long Island charity.

Adults and children have the option to join one of the six charities' teams: Angela's House, American Heart Association, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, Moms Who Kick, PKD Foundation and Brielle's Fashions. Each team will be hosted by a representative from the charity.

The Battle of the Causes kicks off at 2 p.m. with a barbecue at 4 p.m.; all tickets will be $10 per person. The event is open to the public, regardless if they decide to take part in the activities.

If you're looking to participate, here's a cheat sheet to help you select a charity:

Angela's House assists families caring for medically frail children living at home with their parents or in special homes that offer 24 hour nursing support.

American Heart Association educate the community on cardiovascular health.

Stony Brook Children's Hospital offers advanced pediatric specialties to help Long Island children.

Moms Who Kick is dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research by inspiring and motivating women to choose a healthy lifestyle.

PKD Foundation aims to raise awareness about Polycystic Kidney Disease.

Brielle's Fashions was created by Brielle Caro, an 11-year-old from Smithtown who is creating a dress line specifically for Angela's House.

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