ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Three-point-six million dollars. That’s the amount the Guns-N-Hoses boxing event held each November has raised over the past 25 years for families of first responders killed in the line of duty.
Executive director Jerry Clinton says they continually invite those family members to stay connected with the event, “Kids that have already graduated from college, we have them show up now and then. It’s gratifying to see. Otherwise, who knows what their future might have been without a primary breadwinner in their house.”
Guns-N-Hoses donates proceeds to Backstoppers, which handles monetary needs for victim families.
The Backstoppers annual budget is now more than one-million-dollars.
The 2011 boxing event raised nearly $281,650.
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