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Events and Fundraisers

Woodard’s Annual Raffle for BackStoppers is Back!

Woodard Cleaning and Restoration’s 3rd Annual Raffle for BackStoppers is here! Last year Woodard raised $37,000 for BackStoppers, and this year their goal is to reach $50,000!

 

This incredible is support is made possible by purchasing raffle tickets that are entered to win a number of valuable prizes! The prizes this year are bigger and better than ever! 

Grand Prize: “Beats by Dre” Pill+ Bluetooth Speaker, Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler, Yeti 30oz Stainless Tumbler
1st Prize: 42mm Apple Watch Nike+ & “Beats by Dre” Powerbeats3 Wireless
2nd Prize: $500 Visa Gift Card
3rd Prize: Nexgrill 5-Burner Deluxe Series Gas Grill & $100 Dierbergs Gift Card
4th Prize: Vintage Bottled Wine & Snack Gift Basket
5th Prize: Google Home & Google Nest
6th Prize: GoPro Hero Session

Woodard held a Kick-Off Rally to encourage their employees to support the BackStoppers by selling the raffle tickets. Elizabeth Snyder shared her story with employees, and explained how supporting the BackStoppers makes a difference in the lives of the families of fallen heroes.  To see a live video stream of the event please visit our Facebook page.

Click Here to enter Woodard’s Raffle.

The winners will be announced at 10am on November 17th.
Be sure to visit Woodard’s BackStoppers Fundraising Raffle Drawing for a live video on the day of the drawing.

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Gerding Enterprises Gives Back

Our friends at Gerding Enterprises have shown incredible support to the BackStoppers over the last couple of years. Last year, they held their 1st Annual BackStoppers BBQ which raised over $12,000!  The 2nd Annual BackStoppers BBQ will take place on  October 7th at the VFW in Cedar Hill, Missouri.  

Chuck Gerding shares more about his company and what inspires him to support the BackStoppers.

 

“We have a family owned Aerospace company that was started in 1960 by my parents. Every year we have a company picnic and we do our own cooking for this event. It started out as feeding 20-25 people and has since grown to approximately 300 people per year.

After 911, as with all Americans, it cut me to the core. I was too old to join the service so the only thing I could come up with was to have a custom pit designed and dedicate it to our First Responders and our Veterans. I saw the films of the First Responders charging up to the top of the towers while everyone was running down trying to save their lives. That sight is etched in my mind forever. So I wanted to do something for the men and women who make us safe home and abroad.

I decided to get involved with BackStoppers to do our little part to give back to these heroic people that when asked will always say ‘I was just doing my job’.

God Bless them and their families.”

 

 

We’re excited to announce the 2017 Fall Member Drive! Join or renew during the month of October, and receive new benefits while helping families of fallen heroes.

Last year, we provided $3 million in assistance to families of fallen heroes. Now is the time to join. Help ease the suffering of families of the fallen, and become a BackStopper today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fine Art Ltd: Supporting the BackStoppers Through Art

Our friends at Fine Art Ltd are supporting The BackStoppers with a fantastic promotion now through the month of September! In addition to their discounted pieces, 40% to 80% off, Fine Art Ltd. is donating 10% of all sales to BackStoppers. A special piece has been dedicated in honor of The BackStoppers which will be available for purchase. 

“The Last Painting-Untitled” by Frederic Remington was chosen to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the US Marshals Service. The painting was Remington’s final piece completed in 1909 just before he died of appendicitis. The painting was owned and exhibited by the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, New York, and was chosen by Lowell McAllister, the Executive Director of the Museum, and Stanley Morris, Director of the US Marshals Service under Ronald Reagan.  Fine Art ltd. has worked with the US Marshals in handling the printing and distribution of this edition with a serigraph to ensure the quality of the piece. The print is signed by Lowell McAlister indicating authenticity and to ensure that no other silk screens would be produced of this painting.  Stanley Morris has also signed the print to certify the Remington was an officially recognized project of the US Marshals Bicentennial.

A special touch as been added to the frame of this piece. Our Executive Director, Chief Ron Battelle, has signed a card imbedded in the frame alongside of the BackStoppers logo.

To see an exclusive interview with Chief Ron Battelle and Fine Art Ltd’s President, Jack Scharr further discussing this historic piece for sale click here.

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For more information please contact Fine Art Ltd at  (636)-537-1500

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday-Friday: 10am to 4pm

Saturday- Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday-Monday: Closed
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Phenomenal Support from The Warren County BackStoppers

The Warren County BackStoppers Committee presented The BackStoppers, Inc. a $70,000 check! This dedicated group of Warren County first responders and community leaders have presented BackStoppers with $380,000 within the last seven years. We are extremely grateful for the incredible support and dedication to the our fallen heroes  that this group has displayed. Thank you, Warren County!

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Jefferson County’s 6th Annual Bulltown Run

Are you a runner? A walker? Or want a fun filled family event that benefits our local first responders? Come join us for the 6th Annual Bulltown Run for BackStoppers hosted by The BackStoppers of Jefferson County.
The 6th Annual Bulltown Run for BackStoppers is August 5th at 7pm. This race will take place either in rain or shine in the evening hours. Included in the 5k or 1 mile fun run/walk are awards for overall male, female, and wheeler categories as well as top 3 finishers in age groups. There will also be a first responder challenge that includes a trophy and bragging rights.
This event is made possible by The BackStoppers of Jefferson County, a local group of first responders, small business owners and community leaders, that work together to benefit The BackStoppers, Inc. This dedicated group recently presented The BackStoppers, Inc. with a check for $25,000 from previous events throughout the year.
We would like to thank The BackStoppers of Jefferson County for their outstanding support and dedication.

 

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Pig & Swig Event at Ballpark Village is Coming Up!

Attention all people who like fun, food, and friends! Ballpark Village is bringing back Pig & Swig BBQ festival Saturday, June 17th from 12-7pm in the heart of downtown St. Louis  and now it’s free! That’s right, this fun festival will feature live music, 8 of the best St. Louis barbecue vendors, multiple whiskey brands, premium cigars from the Cigar Box, and more! Pig & Swig is the perfect way to kick off Father’s Day Weekend. 

Admission to this festival is free with food and beverages available for purchase onsite. Vendors include: Salt + Smoke, Sugarfire, PM BBQ, Iron Barley, Bootleggin’ BBQ, Doc’s Smokehouse, Super Smokers, Beast Craft BBQ Co., & more! Live music from Bobby Ford and Mack’s Creek and additional shopping and food vendors will be onsite!PLUS 60 BBQ vendors will be competing in 5 categories to win $10,000 in total prizes. Free and all ages welcome! Ballpark Village’s very own Bobby Ford will kick-off the day on the Busch II Infield with headliner Mack’s Creek.

 

VIP option is available for purchase $30 in advance / $35 day of. This VIP ticket Saturday, June 17th from 12pm – 7pm includes two complimentary beverages, exclusive BBQ and whiskey samples throughout the day, private restrooms, lots of seating and shade, and private bar! This option is available for guests 21+.

 

For guests interested, there is also a VIP Pig & Swig kick-off Friday, June 16th 6PM-9PM on the rooftop deck of the Budweiser Brew House with panoramic views of the city and into Busch Stadium. VIP ticket includes BBQ and whiskey samples, ShockTop all-inclusive package, and BBQ demonstrations on Napolean Grills.

Don’t miss this fun filled event, and help support The BackStoppers! For more information please visit here.

 

The BackStoppers is solely a recipient of the proceeds and not an organizer of the event

*Photo Credit to Ballpark Village

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Battle of the Badges BBQ for BackStoppers

The City of Clayton hosted the Battle of the Badges BBQ Event benefiting The BackStoppers, Inc. and Responder Rescue, Inc. with great success! This event featured twelve police and fire departments from all over the area that participated in a friendly competition where their grilling skills were put to the test. Along with award worthy BBQ grilled by first responders, Weber Grill Restaurant, located in Clayton, provided sides as well as the charcoal and wood used during the grilling competition.  Whiskey Morning was also there to contribute tunes for the evening. 

 

This year’s event generated $4, 112.28 for The BackStoppers, Inc. and $4,012.28 for Responder Rescue, Inc. What started as a small community BBQ has turned into an incredible event raising over $8,000 for those that serve and protect the community.

Thank you for the first responders that gave their time for the competition. Thank you to all those that  helped make this event possible and a big thanks to those that attended and made the event such a success. We greatly appreciate your support that helps the families of those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our safety. Thank you!

*Photo Credit: West End World and The City of Clayton

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Biggest BackStopper Month Yet!

February is BackStopper Month at the OG Hospitality Group‘s family of restaurants.  All month long, patrons dining at all The Corner Pub & Grill, The Tavern Kitchen & Bar, and The Shack Breakfast & Lunch locations may purchase BackStopper Bucks to support families of fallen heroes.  This year’s BackStopper Month was the biggest yet, raising an incredible $120,000.  The total exceeded last year’s $80,000 thanks to a very dedicated staff and very generous donors. In the seven year history of this great tradition, over $750,000 has been raised.

The BackStoppers Executive Director, Chief Ron Battelle, had the opportunity to thank several members of the staff this morning.  “You have our eternal gratitude,” he said to the crowd of OG Hospitality owners, staff, and first responders seated at The Corner Pub & Grill.  He explained the funds raised over the last seven years have put several individuals through college, paid medical bills, and more.  “We couldn’t do what we do without you.  From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.”  Co-owner Brant Baldanza addressed the room, thanking everyone who worked so hard to reach and exceed their goal.

After a delicious hot breakfast buffet was enjoyed, the group stepped out into the cold to take part in the check presentation flanked by first responder vehicles.

The OG Hospitality Group family showed their commitment to our mission and our area’s first responders.  We are very grateful for everyone who sold and purchased BackStopper Bucks in the month of February, and during each BackStopper Month over the years.  Thank you to everyone involved for your tremendous support!

The OG Hospitality Group presents The BackStoppers with a check for $120,000, the total proceeds from BackStopper Month

 

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Kids’ Art Show raises $1,200!

We saw some very big smiles on the kids at United Services for Children when they presented The BackStoppers with the funds they raised at their art show.  The kids, ages 3 to 5 years, held an art show featuring their favorite pieces from school.  Together, they raised a total of $1,200.00!  They were all very excited to help the families we assist.

Thank you to each and every one of the children who displayed their artwork, and all of the teachers and volunteers who made the event possible.  Thank you to everyone who supported this great fundraiser.  We are very grateful for this heartfelt support from a wonderful group of kids.  Thank you!

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Faces of The BackStoppers

Faces of The BackStoppers is a moving new video showcasing the families we assist and how your support has impacted their lives.  Help us raise awareness of the need to support the families of fallen heroes by sharing the video today.

Thank you for your support!

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