We also thank companies and individuals for special contributions. Ameren, Battle of the Badges, Centene, Farmers Insurance and Wells Fargo Advisors have made significant financial contributions and Johnny Londoff Chevrolet sponsored the special Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses advertisement in the St. Louis Daily Planner.
We appreciate the time and talent of Dennis Syberg of Syberg Restaurants who paints portraits of our fallen heroes that are displayed in the ring. BKD, LLP, provides accounting and advisory services to our event. Capes, Sokol,Goodman & Sarachan PC in Clayton donates its legal services. Special thanks go to the volunteers of the St. Louis Amateur Boxing Association for their hard work to make the event a success.
Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses features three-round boxing matches between area Police Officers and Firefighters to raise money for The BackStoppers, the organization that provides immediate financial aid and long-term financial and other support to the families of Police Officers and Firefighters who lose their lives in the line of duty.
Grey Eagle Distributors and Budweiser have been title sponsors of Guns ‘N Hoses since the event began in 1987. The first event only raised a few thousand dollars but from that low-key start, Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses has grown into one of the premier fund-raisers in the St. Louis area, drawing near-capacity crowds while raising more than $3.2 million for The BackStoppers. It is held in the Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis on Thanksgiving Eve.