The St. Louis Guns ‘N Hoses Boxing Association is proud to present the first annual Jack Martorelli Golf Tournament. Jack was one of the original founding fathers of GNH and passed away in 2020. His leadership, dedication and passion for the cause will be sorely missed.
Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses is a state-registered, certified 501C3 organization (#32-0262358). All of its proceeds go to support The BackStoppers; an organization that provides for the families of first responders who lose their lives in the line of duty.
In 1987, Myrl Taylor, Jerry Clinton and Jack Martorelli created what would become the largest boxing fundraising event in the nation. Myrl, a local boxing legend, Jerry, then-owner of Grey Eagle Distributors and Jack a local labor leader put their heart and soul into Guns ‘N Hoses. Along with help from Bo Holley, Steve Holley, and the total boxing community of St. Louis, Guns ‘N Hoses has become a tradition in St. Louis and is currently The BackStoppers largest fundraiser.
In 2005, David Stokes took the reigns at Grey Eagle Distributors, and happily embraced the role of President of Guns ‘N Hoses. Proceeds from all Guns ‘N Hoses fundraisers are donated directly to The BackStoppers. Within moments of the death of a police officer, firefighter, publicly funded paramedic or EMT, The BackStoppers donates $10,000 to his or her family and assures further involvement and assistance. This ongoing support includes relieving financial debt, securing health and dental insurance, tuition assistance and other miscellaneous expenses. The BackStoppers currently supports approximately 62 families and 80 children.
The First Annual Jack Martorelli Golf Tournament will help continue the mission of Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses. Since 1987 GNH has donated approximately $8.5 million dollars to The BackStoppers.
You can support the Jack Martorelli GNH golf tournament and The BackStoppers the following ways:
- Purchase a foursome at $1,000.00 per team. Your registration fee includes green fees, cart, lunch, goodie bag, open bar and hors d’oeuvres buffet after tournament. PLUS, GREAT PRIZES AWARDED TO THE WINNERS and complimentary beer, soda, and water while on the golf course.
- Be a Hole Sign Sponsor - $150
- Be a Jack Martorelli Sponsor - $1500 (special recognition at tournament)
- Purchase a non-golfer guest (includes lunch, open bar, and hors d’oeuvres buffet after tournament)
- Make a donation if you can’t attend
For more information or questions please contact Deb Young at 314-378-2729 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The golf tournament will allow GNH to continue the strong support it provides for The BackStoppers and provide a tribute for Jack Martorelli, one of the great contributors to the success of the organization.
Myrl, Jerry, and Jack used to say “If we can’t do it first class...we won’t do it.” This golf tournament will be first class and everyone associated with it will be proud of its accomplishments.
Please consider supporting and participating. This event will definitely sell out fast. Please register by April 30, 2021 so you don’t miss out. For any questions or concerns, I can be reached at 314-495-0820.
Executive Director, Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses