September 21, 2021

Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses Tickets Now On Sale!

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Tickets for the 34th Annual Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses event are now sale! Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses is a treasured Thanksgiving Eve tradition held at the Enterprise Center showcasing local first responders in a friendly boxing match benefiting BackStoppers. We hope to see you there! Click […]
September 10, 2021

2021 BackStoppers Giving Day Total

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We are proud and thrilled to announce that the 2021 BackStoppers Giving Day raised over $38,000! This incredible amount of support would not be possible with our dedicated supporters, virtual volunteers, and our generous gift matches. Thank you for honoring the families we serve and […]
August 12, 2021

September 9th is BackStoppers Giving Day!

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The BackStoppers Giving Day will be on Thursday, September 9th. This is a 24 hour day of virtual giving in recognition of our 62nd anniversary on September 11th. Our first BackStoppers Giving Day last year raised over $80,000 and we believe with your help we […]
August 5, 2021

Assisting the Family of Officer Brian Pierce, Jr.

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Officer Brian Pierce, Jr.  of the Brooklyn Police Department who died in the line of duty on August 4, 2021 after being fatally struck by a vehicle of a fleeing suspect. Officer Pierce served with the Brooklyn Police […]
July 27, 2021

Monroe County Presents Donation

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BackStoppers of Monroe County presented $6,100 to BackStoppers from their fundraising efforts through virtual round sponsors which were set up in a response to the cancellation of their 2021 marquee Trivia Night due to COVID. We are grateful for their incredible dedication to our mission […]
July 7, 2021

Spotlight Supporters: Jefferson County

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Perhaps one of the most ambitious BackStoppers Outlying County Supporter Groups is Jefferson County, also known as BSOJC. Since 2009, BSOJC has hosted and aided many fundraising events benefiting BackStoppers. The group’s dedication combined with the fervent backing for the first responder community from the […]
June 28, 2021

Paramedic Erik Bedwell’s Challenge Coin Collection

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A challenge coin is a unique token that symbolizes a representation of a group or organization. Challenge coins are often collected and traded in the military and first responder communities, and some are harder to come by than others. Paramedic Erik Bedwell of the Joachim-Plattin Ambulance […]
June 21, 2021

Alexis Bohannon

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On August 29, 2021, Officer Tamarris Bohannon of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department was shot and killed while responding to a call. Officer Bohannon was only 29 years old, and he left behind his wife, Alexis, and their three children. He dedicated over three […]
June 17, 2021

Volunteer Opportunity

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There is a volunteer opportunity for The Greek Open event benefiting BackStoppers and the Hellenic Spirit Foundation on Monday, June 28th. Details may be found below. Date: Monday, June 28th Time: 8am Arrival Time through 6:30pm Location: Meadowbrook Country Club- 200 Meadowbrook Country Club Est. Ballwin, MO 63011 Interested? […]
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 15, 2021 after battling COVID-19. Firefighter Heard served nearly 23 years with the St. Louis Fire Department. He leaves […]