6-year old Ashtynn saw a YouTube video of a lemonade stand for charity and decided to do the same for BackStoppers. After sitting at her lemonade stand for six hours and selling every cup herself, Ashtynn had raised $1,105.05 for families of fallen first responders! Then, Ashtynn and her family visited local police and fire departments to drop off baskets full of snacks.
Many area firefighters and paramedics, including High Ridge Fire Chief Mike Arnhart and Capt. Ron Arnhart with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, came out to enjoy some refreshing lemonade on a hot day, and the High Ridge Fire Department made sure the stand was shaded under a big tent.
We were honored to meet Ashtynn at our office and receive one of her snack baskets as a gift. This inspiring young girl brought her proud parents and grandparents and spoke with KSDK NewsChannel 5‘s James Tuxbury about her fundraiser.
Ashtynn’s hard work and great kindness will go a long way to help families who’ve lost a loved one in the line of duty. The BackStoppers is very grateful for this generous donation. Thank you, Ashtynn, for supporting BackStoppers!
In March, Scarecrow asked patrons to “enjoy a pint and raise money for the fallen”. And they did just that. By selling Donation Shamrocks benefiting The BackStoppers at the Chesterfield restaurant, Scarecrow raised $1,700 for families of fallen first responders!
Thank you co-owners Chris Mertz and Shawn Mulholland and everyone at Scarecrow who sold the shamrocks. We are very grateful for this support, which helps us to help those who’ve lost a loved one in the line of duty.
Thank you everyone who supported The BackStoppers through the purchase of a Donation Shamrock this month. You help us to continue our cause of easing the burdens placed on families affected by tragedy.Read More
Last month, OG Hospitality Group raised a fantastic $80,000 for The BackStoppers! OG Hospitality staff members sold BackStoppers Bucks at each of their area restaurants, The Corner Pub & Grill, The Shack Breakfast & Lunch, and The Tavern Kitchen & Bar. Through the generosity of everyone who purchased the BackStoppers Bucks and support from substantial private donors, BackStoppers Month was a great success.
We are very grateful to co-owners Brant Baldanza and John Fogarty, great supporters Mike and Carolyn, the hard working staff, and everyone who supported the fundraiser by purchasing BackStoppers Bucks. Thank you to everyone who helped raise $80,000 in one month! This dedication and continued support helps us to help families of those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for our safety.Read More
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.
“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!Read More