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June 16, 2021

Assisting the Family of Firefighter Rodney L. Heard

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Firefighter Rodney L. Heard of the St. Louis Fire Department who died in the line of duty on June 16, 2021 after battling COVID-19. Firefighter Heard served nearly 23 years with the St. Louis Fire Department. He leaves […]
June 2, 2021

BackStoppers Assists two Police Officers Severely Injured On Duty

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Our mission needs your help to support families of the fallen and first responders who have suffered a catastrophic injury in the line of duty. The BackStoppers is providing $10,000 in assistance to two law enforcement officers who were shot in the line of duty on […]
April 23, 2021

Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses Presents 2020 Donation to BackStoppers

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Despite the great challenges of 2020, Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses presented $500,000 to BackStoppers from their 2020 fundraising efforts. This donation is the result of the unwavering dedication of the Guns 'N Hoses committee, volunteers and supporters. Our deepest gratitude is extended to everyone who […]
April 19, 2021

BackStoppers Assists Police Officer Severely Injured On Duty

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The BackStoppers has provided assistance to a Ste. Genevieve Police Officer who has suffered severe burns while responding to call on April 16, 2021. This officer has served in law enforcement for 13 years. The officer will be given assistance to aid with medical costs […]
February 2, 2021

Assistance for the Family of Security Officer James Cook

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Assistance to the Family of Security Officer James Cook BackStoppers is providing $50,000 in assistance to the family of MetroLink (G4S Security Solutions) Security Officer James Cook who was shot and killed on January 31, 2021 during a confrontation with a suspect at the MetroLink Delmar […]
December 6, 2020

Assisting the Family of Sgt. Herschel Turner, Jr.

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Sgt. Herschel Turner, Jr. of the Moline Acres Police Department who succumbed to injuries sustained when he was apparently struck by another police vehicle during a traffic stop on December 5, 2020. Sgt. Turner served 22 years as […]
November 12, 2020

Budweiser St. Louis Metro Boxing Showdown Postponed

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The 34th Annual Budweiser St. Louis Metro Boxing Showdown scheduled to be broadcasted live on Thanksgiving Eve has been postponed.  This hard decision was made by the St. Louis Guns 'N Hoses Association, and there will be plans for this tradition in 2021. We would like […]
October 15, 2020

St. Louis Fire Stations Book Now Available

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St. Louis Fire Stations by Robert Pauly with Capt. Dennis Maag is now available to purchase! This historical book captures the history of the St. Louis Fire Department like never before with rare photos and insights. Proceeds from the book will benefit BackStoppers. We are honored […]
October 12, 2020

34th Annual Budweiser St. Louis Metro Boxing Showdown

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The 34th Annual Budweiser St. Louis Metro Boxing Showdown event will look different this year. Due to COVID-19 there will be no ticket sales. The event will be broadcasted live and streamed on Wednesday, November 25th on Fox 2 from 7pm to 9pm. Viewers will still […]
August 14, 2020

Announcing BackStoppers Giving Day!

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We are very excited to announce that we are presenting our first BackStoppers Giving Day on September 10th! In recognition of our 61st anniversary, this will be a 24 hour day of online giving. Our BackStoppers Giving Day goal is $15,000! Some very generous supporters have […]