ST. LOUIS (Guns ‘N Hoses) – The BackStoppers is proud to announce that they have joined forces with hometown  NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver, Spencer Boyd, to spread its message. Boyd’s first duty as ambassador will be to judge a match at the 30th annual Guns ‘N Hoses boxing event on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at the Scottrade Center.

“We are delighted to welcome Spencer to our family,” said Chief Ron Battelle, executive director of The BackStoppers. “When he reached out wondering how he can help with our mission, The Guns ‘N Hoses event came to mind as we know he can perform under pressure. Things happen quickly in the boxing ring so asking a guy who drives 200mph to judge the fast action in the ring is a fairly good match of skill sets!”

“The BackStoppers is an organization that I personally believe makes a difference in people’s lives. They support first responders, a group of selfless individuals that I hold in the highest regard. Too often we forget about these everyday heroes so I wanted to do my part in recognizing them.” says Boyd. On being a boxing judge…”This is one heck of a first assignment! I’ve been watching Rocky movies to prepare myself!”

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. Guns ‘N Hoses will also include a new opening ceremony this year before the opening bell.

The 30th Annual Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses boxing event will be held at 6:30pm on Wednesday, November 23 at the Scottrade Center. Tickets for the event can be purchased for $35 or $15 with proceeds from the event going to The Backstoppers. Please visit www.stlgunsnhoses.com/tickets for more information.

About The BackStoppers:

Started in 1959, The BackStoppers provides needed financial assistance and support to the spouses and dependent children of all police officers, firefighters and volunteer firefighters, and publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs in our coverage area who have lost their lives or suffered a catastrophic injury performing their duty. The BackStoppers continues to support the surviving spouse unless or until he or she remarries, and supports the surviving children until they reach age 21 or complete their post-secondary education. Deaths from natural causes, illnesses, or injuries are outside the organization’s scope. The BackStoppers currently supports 80 families with 66 dependent children and has supported 159 families since 1959.

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