Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses
Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses features three-round boxing matches between area Police Officers and Firefighters to raise money for The BackStopppers, Inc.
The BackStoppers is an 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 $5 million for The BackStoppers. It is held in the Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis on Thanksgiving Eve.
The late Jerry Clinton, the former owner of Grey Eagle, created the event and it was co-founded by Clinton and the late Myrl Taylor, the undisputed "Father" of amateur boxing in St. Louis.
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