Annual Thanksgiving Eve Event Rescheduled for January 30, 2015


ST. LOUIS – (Dec. 9, 2014) – The 28th annual Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses boxing event which was originally scheduled for November 26 has been rescheduled for Friday, January 30, 2015, at Scottrade Center. Tickets that were purchased for the original date will be honored at the January 30 event.


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. Prior to the opening bell, Guns 'N Hoses will honor those first responders who lost their lives during the past year.


"We are very excited that we have found a new date to host this annual event," said David Stokes, president of the St. Louis Guns 'N Hoses Boxing Association. "It wasn't an easy decision to postpone this year's event but, out of respect for all those involved, we felt it was the right thing to do. Now, we are able to properly honor our fallen heroes."


Guns 'N Hoses is presented by the non-profit St. Louis Guns 'N Hoses Boxing Association. Since its inception in 1987, Guns 'N Hoses has raised more than $4.5 million to benefit The BackStoppers.


Ticket prices for the 2014 Guns 'N Hoses event are $35, $25 and $15, and are available by calling Mark O'Brien, St. Louis City Police Department, (314) 691-1377; Ed Fingers, St. Louis County Police Department, (314) 713-6031; or Dan Wunder, O’Fallon, Ill. Police Department, (618) 973-1200. 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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