Backstoppers

Tavon Austin #11, Jared Cook #89, Chris Givens #13 of the St. Louis Rams pay homage to Mike Brown by holing their hands up during their pre-game introduction against the Oakland Raiders at the Edward Jones Dome on November 30, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Rams To Donate To Backstoppers

Contribution comes nearly two weeks after team’s receivers made a pregame “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” gesture.

12/11/2014

Jim Weber of the St. Louis Fire Department (L) takes a punch to the face while delivering one to the head of Will Smith of the Illinois State Police, during the first round of the annual Guns and Hoses boxing match at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on November 23, 2011. Guns and Hoses rasies money for the Backstoppers, an organization that assists families of firefighters and policemen killed in the line of duty. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Guns ‘N Hoses Charity Event Rescheduled

Guns ‘N Hoses was set for the night before Thanksgiving, but was postponed over concerns of Ferguson-related violence.

12/09/2014

Nathaniel Jordan of the St. Louis Police Department (L) lands a punch to the face of Steve Womack of the St. Louis Fire Department in the first round of the Guns and Hoses Boxing Showdown in St. Louis on November 21, 2012. The annual event in its 26th year, benefit the familys of police, firefighters and EMS personel that have been killed in the line of duty. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Guns ‘N Hoses Event Postponed

For the first time in its history, the annual Guns ‘N Hoses boxing event to benefit Backstoppers has been postponed for public safety reasons.

11/03/2014

Supporters of Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson make a statement during a rally on August 23, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown during an altercation on August 9. Brown's death sparked violent protests and looting in the St. Louis suburb.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Backstoppers Says Nonprofit Isn’t Raising Money for Darren Wilson

A St. Louis nonprofit that provides assistance to families of emergency workers who die in the line of duty says it is not raising money for the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

09/15/2014

St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says he's not afraid new board might try to fire him

Police Website Establishes Defense Fund For Chief Fitch

“Fitch displayed professionalism and leadership by his refusal to go along and get along with questionable activities of county political leaders and their supporters.”

09/05/2013

Visitors to Art Hill in Forest Park, sun themselves among the 1000 Origami paper Cranes on display in St. Louis on August 18, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Crane Project Benefits Backstoppers

Origami display sold piece by piece for charity.

08/18/2013

Kelly Kennon of the Union Fire Department connects to the face of Julie Reynolds of the St. Louis Police Department in the first round of the Guns and Hoses Boxing Showdown in St. Louis on November 21, 2012. The annual event in its 26th year, benefit the familys of police, firefighters and EMS personel that have been killed in the line of duty.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Firefighters Win Gun ‘N Hoses Charity Tournament

The St. Louis Firefighters ended up smoking the competition.

11/22/2012

tiam-weekend

TIAM Weekend: PAWS, Art Hill

Nancy Kelly joins Brian and Maria this morning to talk about Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS), an upcoming fundraiser for St. Louis Effort for Aids Art Hill has 1000 giant origami cranes! They are placed […]

08/04/2012

Volunteers with the STL Cranes Project place 10,000 cranes on Art Hill in memory of fallen first-responders from the St. Louis area. (photo courtesy Twitter: @stlcraneproject)

STL Crane Ceremony Postponed

Organizers say Origami artwork is displayed at Art Hill, but Backstoppers ceremony will be rain-delayed until Sunday morning.

08/04/2012

Atlanta Braves v St. Louis Cardinals

Sports Open Line: John Mozeliak, Dennis Dodd & Chris Welsh

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak joined Kevin Wheeler to discuss the news regarding Lance Berkman, Kyle McClellan and the latest happening in the trade market.

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–07/12/2012

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