Tickets now available for 29th annual Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses

Event honors first responders who have died in the line of duty


ST. LOUIS (Sept. 21, 2015): Tickets are on sale now for the 29th annual Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses boxing event benefiting The BackStoppers, a nonprofit organization that assists families of first responders who have died in the line of duty. This year’s event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 25, (Thanksgiving Eve) at 6:30 p.m. at the Scottrade Center.


Guns ‘N Hoses will feature 15 three-round bouts of boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) matches between police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel from Missouri and Illinois. Both male and female fighters are scheduled. Before the opening bell, Guns ‘N Hoses will honor those first responders who lost their lives since January.


“The investment our fans continue to make in Budweiser Gun ‘N Hoses is amazing, and their enthusiasm is remarkable,” said David Stokes, president of the St. Louis Guns ‘N Hoses Boxing Association. “We are excited to begin tickets sales for the 29th annual event and feature a great night of fights while honoring our fallen heroes.”


Guns ‘N Hoses is presented by the nonprofit St. Louis Guns ‘N Hoses Boxing Association and sponsored by Budweiser and Grey Eagle Distributors, the Anheuser-Busch wholesaler in St. Louis County. Since its inception in 1987, Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses has raised nearly $5 million to benefit The BackStoppers.


Ticket prices for the 2015 Guns ‘N Hoses event are $35, $25 and $15, and are available by calling Tom Burgoon, St. Louis City Police Department, 314-503-4458; Ed Fingers, St. Louis County Police Department, (314) 713-6031; or Joe Swierzeck, Belleville Fire Department, 618-407-4427. Tickets also are available at all Hair Saloon locations, the Scottrade Center Box Office and online at


Additional Guns 'N Hoses information is available at the following:

Facebook: /BudweiserGunsAndHoses

Twitter: @gunsnhosesstl









Founded in 1959, The BackStoppers cover St. Louis City, the Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Cape Girardeau, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Perry, Pike, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Warren and Washington and the Illinois counties of Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair. The BackStoppers also cover members of Troop C of the Missouri Highway Patrol and District 11 of the Illinois State Police. After a loss of life, The BackStoppers provide money for emergency expenses and later arranges to pay bills, mortgages, debts, college costs and other expenses. To learn more, visit



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