July 24, 2016
Roderick and Victoria Support The BackStoppers!
When Roderick and Victoria and each of their siblings were tasked with deciding on a project to complete this summer, Roderick chose organizing a lemonade stand and donating the proceeds to BackStoppers. 7-year old Roderick and 4-year old Victoria worked the lemonade stand all […]
July 23, 2016
Team BackStoppers is Ready to Ride
Team BackStoppers is ready for RAGBRAI XLIV! The Team leaves today for Iowa where they will ride 420 miles across the state in one week on this year’s RAGBRAI course, raising awareness and funds for BackStoppers. Team BackStoppers member Bob Stuckey stopped in our […]
July 19, 2016
Ashtynn’s Lemonade Stand for BackStoppers
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! […]
July 11, 2016
Assistance for Officer Mike Flamion
The BackStoppers has provided assistance to Officer Michael Flamion who was shot on July 8th, 2016, and remains in critical but stable condition. Officer Flamion is a nine year veteran of law enforcement who joined the Ballwin Police Department in 2014 and previously served with […]
June 24, 2016
Introducing The BackStoppers Newsletter
The first issue of The BackStoppers Newsletter is in the mail! We wish to thank Jerry Kiske, Jr and Mulligan Printing, Firefighter Dave Marlo and the Professional Firefighters of Eastern Missouri IAFF Local 2665, and Heather Hussey for making our first edition possible. If you would […]
April 7, 2016
Thank you, Caravus!
The BackStoppers has received a generous donation of $10,000 from Caravus! Thank you Chairman Paul Flotken, Managing Partner J.J. Flotken, and Caravus for this great support of our mission. We are very grateful for this support that helps us to support the 76 families with 63 […]
March 29, 2016
Heartfelt Words of Thanks
Last week, we learned that Joshua Ballman, son of fallen Officer Tom Ballman, had written a beautiful letter thanking The Corner Pub & Grill family of restaurants for their support of The BackStoppers. We were very touched by his kind words. It quickly became […]
March 29, 2016
Scarecrow Supports The 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 […]
March 14, 2016
First Responders Meet the Challenge!
In May of last year, we announced that Mr. Paul Abrams, President and CEO of Edwin-Claude, Inc. had issued a challenge: add 200 new first responder members in 2015, and ECI would donate $10,000 to The BackStoppers Education Fund. We’re happy to announce first […]
March 9, 2016
BackStoppers Month a Great Success!
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 […]