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Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses

Guns ‘N Hoses Raises $653,000

Guns ‘N Hoses has made the largest donation in its 30-year history, raising $653,000 for The BackStoppers!  In all, Guns ‘N Hoses has raised a total $6.1 million since 1987.  We recognize this incredible support is because of a very dedicated team who put in a lot of hard work and give much of their time each fall.  We are very thankful for everyone on the Guns ‘N Hoses committee, every first responder who trains the long hours needed to participate in the fights, and all the sponsors of the event.  We’re so grateful for the crowd at Scottrade Center on Thanksgiving Eve year after year, and, especially, this past year for the 30th Anniversary.

These funds will provide assistance to the 81 families with 66 children we currently assist.  This donation will go a long way in helping us to care for the families of the fallen, helping to alleviate the burden of losing a loved one serving our community.  We provide roughly $1.5 million in assistance each year; eliminating debt, covering health care costs, assisting with tuition from day care through university, and more.  Our assistance is possible because of the great support of our caring community, and this year’s Guns ‘N Hoses donation is a fantastic example of this commitment to our mission.

Our most sincere thanks to every single person who made this possible.  Guns ‘N Hoses, we’re excited for what the 31st Annual Event has in store.  Thank you for 30th years of great support!

St. Louis Guns ‘N Hoses presents The BackStoppers with a $653,000 check, proceeds from the 30th Annual Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses. Pictured are BackStoppers Executive Director Chief Ron Battelle, Mayor of St. Louis The Honorable Francis Slay, Guns ‘N Hoses Boxing Association President David Stokes, Guns ‘N Hoses Board Member Jack Martorelli, St. Louis County Executive The Honorable Steve Stenger, BackStoppers President Mike Shanahan, Jr., and Guns ‘N Hoses Promoter Steve Holley.

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The BackStoppers Receives Record Donation from Guns ‘N Hoses

We’ve received a record breaking $443,836.50 from the 29th Annual Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses!  This donation brings the total raised since 1987 to an incredible $5.5 million.

Guns 'N Hoses Check Presentation Photo Credit Suzy Gorman

The BackStoppers President Mike Shanahan, Board Member Jack Martorelli, St. Louis Guns ‘N Hoses President David Stokes, Mayor Francis Slay, The BackStoppers Executive Director Chief Ron Battelle, Chief Jon Belmar, Chief Sam Dotson, Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses Event Coordinator Steve Holley, Chief Dennis Jenkerson at the check presentation ceremony at the Scottrade Center. Photo by Suzy Gorman, suzygormanphoto@aol.com

“Without the support of Guns ‘N Hoses, we would not be able to support the 75 families with 64 children who unfortunately have lost loved ones,” said Chief Ron Battelle, Executive Director of The BackStoppers.  “This donation will allow us to continue to provide the level of support our families need and to be a safety net for those families who lose a family member in the line of duty.”

“We are proud to continue to support the great work being done by The BackStoppers,” said David Stokes, president of the St. Louis Guns ‘N Hoses Boxing Association.  “We hope this donation will make a difference in the lives of those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty.”

We can’t thank Guns ‘N Hoses and everyone involved enough for this great support.  Thank you to everyone who’s joined us on Thanksgiving Eve year after year, all the fighters, and everyone whose time and effort makes this possible.  Your dedication helps us continue our mission of assisting the families of our fallen heroes.

We’ll see you in November at the 30th Annual Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses!

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