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WHO WE ARE

Since 1987, the St. Louis Guns and Hoses Boxing Association, Inc. has presented the annual Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses Charity Boxing & MMA Tournament. The organization is a state-registered, certified 501C3. Our Mission is to provide funds to The BackStoppers to support the families of first responders killed in the line of duty. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors and has approximately 200 volunteers to execute the event. The show is held annually on Thanksgiving eve at the Enterprise Center in downtown St. Louis.
Each year, first responders from the area compete in professional boxing and MMA bouts. They all train under supervision and safety is the organization’s main concern. Since 1987 there have been approximately 700 bouts and 1400 first responders compete in the event to help raise money for the families of first responders killed in the line of duty.
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OUR HISTORY

1987 FOUNDING FATHERS
MYRL TAYLOR
JERRY CLINTON
JACK MARTORELLI
1987 BO HOLLEY 
MYRL TAYLOR
1987 Bo Holley myrl taylor
1987 First logo and first photo
1987 
FIRST LOGO
FIRST PHOTO
1987
FIRST PRESS CONFERENCE
JERRY CLINTON
MAYOR VINCE
SCHOEMEL
DAN DIERDORF
1987 First press conference
1987 First bout
1987
FIRST BOUT
(EXHIBITION)
REFEREE JOHN
HOLAUS
1987
KEVIN CLINTON
(JERRY'S NEPHEW WINS HIS MATCH)
TROPHY PRESENTED BY GRANDFATHER HARRY CLINTON AND COUSIN JEFF CLINTON
1987 Kevin Clinton
First bud ring girl Julie Cunneto
1987
FIRST BUD RING
GIRL
JULIE CUNNETO
2016
BUD GIRL
REUNION
2016 Bud girl reunion
JERRY CLINTON ROGER ENGELHARDT RON BATTELLE  JIM HATHMAN  MYRL TAYLOR JACK MARTORELLI BOB ZAMBO SHERMAN GEORGE
JERRY CLINTON
ROGER
ENGELHARDT
RON BATTELLE
JIM HATHMAN
MRYL TAYLOR
JACK
MARTORELLI
BOB ZAMBO
SHERMAN
GEORGE
KENNY LOEHR
JERRY CLINTON
MYRL TAYLOR
STEVE HOLLEY
BUDDY SHAW
KENNY LOEHR JERRY CLINTON MYRL TAYLOR STEVE HOLLEY BUDDY SHAW
JACK MARTORELLI
JACK
MARTORELLI
BROTHERHOOD
Brotherhood
BRETT HULL DAVID STOKES
BRETT HULL
DAVID STOKES
BUD
AMBASSADORS
BUD AMBASSADORS
SAMANTHA ROOP ANDREA GUNTER DAVID FREESE SATCH SANDERS
SAMANTHA
ROOP
ANDREA GUNTER
DAVID FREESE
SATCH SANDERS
Jim Edmonds
David Freese
Sean Wesley
JIM EDMUNDS DAVID FREESE SEAN WESLEY
Rip Myrl Taylor 1932 -2004 and Jerry Clinton 1937 - 2012
RIP
BUCK AND
CLINTON FAMILY
BUCK AND CLINTON FAMILY
RINGSIDE 1993
ELIZABETH SNYDER TUCKER
PERFORMING THE TRADITIONAL 10 COUNT
ELIZABETH TUCKER PERFORMING THE TRADITIONAL 10 COUNT
ANDY COHEN RINGSIDE
ANDY COHEN RINGSIDE
MATT HOLLEY
ALLISON HOLLEY
AL HRABOSKY
MARK O'BRIEN
AL HRABOSKY MARK O’BRIEN
DAN DIERDORF DAVID FREESE RINGSIDE
DAN DIERDORF
DAVID FREESE
RINGSIDE
JACKIE SMITH
SINGS DANNY
BOY
JACKIE SMITH SINGS DANNY BOY
FEMALE BOUT
FEMALE BOUT
SWAT TEAM  DELIVERS FLAG FROM RAFTERS
SWAT TEAM DELIVERS FLAG FROM RAFTERS
FIGHTER INTRO
FIGHTER INTRO
COLORS PRESENTATION
FIGHTER INTRO
BUD AMBASSADORS FINAL BOUT OF THE EVENING
BUD
AMBASSADORS
FINAL BOUT OF THE EVENING
CHAMPIONS
RING
CHAMPIONS RING
GNH PROCLAMATION
GNH PROCLAMATION

FROM ST. LOUIS CITY & ST. LOUIS COUNTY
EXECUTIVE STEVE STENGER - MAYOR FRANCIS SLAY
DAVID STOKES - JACK MARTORELLI
DEVON ALEXANDER
WORLD CHAMPION BOXER
CHRIS PRONGER -ST. LOUIS BLUES
OZZIE SMITH - BASEBALL HALL OF FAME
DAN DIERDORF
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
MMA BOUT
MMA BOUT
LAUREN ZIEGLER
RED TEAM
CAPTAIN
LAUREN ZIEGLER RED TEAM CAPTAIN
AMY MARXKORHS BLUE TEAM CAPTAIN
AMY MARXKORS
BLUE TEAM
CAPTAIN
FIRST TV
ANNOUNCERS
2021
TOM ACKERMAN
CHRIS PRONGER
JESSE FINNEY
FIRST TV ANNOUNCERS 2021  TOM ACKERMAN CHRIS PRONGER JESSE FINNEY
LETS GET
STARTED!
THE FIRST LADY OF GNH
JASMINE HUDA
THE FIRST LADY OF GNH JASMINE HUDA
ANNOUNCER  DJ JIM WIRZ
ANNOUNCER
DJ JIM WIRZ
RON BATTELLE
STEVE HOLLEY
THOM SEHNERT
RON BATTELLE STEVE HOLLEY MIKE SHANAHAN
Since 1987, GNH has donated approximately 10 million dollars to The BackStoppers. Here are some quotes from some of the key individuals on the team:

“Guns ‘N Hoses is the gift that keeps on giving to the families of first responders that have lost a loved one in the line of duty.” David Stokes - President

“The holiday season begins when the first bell rings at Guns ‘N Hoses!” Jack Martorelli – Founding Father
Guns ‘N Hoses is the greatest insurance policy we hope a first responder’s family never has to use.” 
Jerry Clinton – Founding Father

“Guns ‘N Hoses is all about helping families and you have the privilege to be a part of it. Don’t do something in the ring that angers the bear.....I’m the bear!” Myrl Taylor – Founding Father

“Guns ‘N Hoses brings the entire community together to support our first responders and the cause. Where else can you see cops and firefighters fight each other then hug after it is over!”
Jesse Finney – Vice President

“Guns ‘N Hoses is the best friend The Backstoppers and first responders have.” Ron Battelle - Executive Director The BackStoppers

“Guns ‘N Hoses is the biggest wedding reception you’ve ever seen without a wedding. It is New Year’s Eve for first responders.” Steve Holley – Executive Director

OUR COMMITTEE

Meet the people behind the scenes who make this organization work!
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Steve Holley
Executive Director
David Stokes
President
Jesse Finney
Vice President
Emily Bardon
Secretary
Joe Eppy
Treasurer
Ron Battelle
Bill Bradley
Joe Buck
David Freese
Patrick Fusz
Ron Kruszewski
Elizabeth Tucker
John Stiffler
Pat White
OUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Joe Barbaglia
Will Becker
Jon Belmar
Kim Besserman
Elizabeth Bettale
Paul Birchfield
Greg Brown
Greg Brown
Tom Burgoon
John Burke
Tim Burke
Troy Cardona
Kevin Clinton
Charlie Dahm
Jennifer Dahm
Mike Deeba
Pat Dolan
Rob Donaker
Ed Fingers
Kurt Frisz
Dr. Scott Gilmore
Chris Granda
David Gregory
Brian Hayes
Donna Heck
Heather Hellmann
Shan Herwig
Dennis Jenkerson
Jerry Leyshock
Amy Perry Lamia
John Dolan
Sean Mazzola
Julie Metzner
Megan Meyers
Larry O'Toole
Steve Olshwanger
Jerry Perry
Mike Quinn
Dr. Justin Rapoff
John Sanders
Joe Scherer
Mike Stocker
Rick Severino
Christine Shoemaker
Debbie St. John
Calvin Stewart
Joe Swierczek
Kris Tharp
Vince Via
Sean Wesley
Jim Wirz
Mark Woolbright
Dan Wunder
Lauren Ziegler
Josh Phillips
Bill Conerly
Drew Seiffert
Keith Bell

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