Fight card for 2015 Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses released

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Stephen Niemeier, Richmond Heights Fire Department, and Jonathon Brown, Illinois Department of Corrections, will be bout one for Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses Wednesday, Nov. 25. The fight card was announced during an event at Winfield’s Gathering Place in Kirkwood.

Stephen Niemeier, Richmond Heights Fire Department, and Jonathon Brown, Illinois Department of Corrections, will be bout one for Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses Wednesday, Nov. 25. The fight card was announced during an event at Winfield’s Gathering Place in Kirkwood.

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-The St. Louis Guns ‘N Hoses Boxing Association has announced the 17-bout fight card for the 29th-annual Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses which will be held at the Scottrade Center Wednesday, November 25, at 6:30 p.m.

The annual boxing event features bouts between police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel, both male and female, from Missouri and Illinois. The event will again include two Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) contests.

Since 1987, Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses has raised nearly $5 million to benefit The BackStoppers, a nonprofit organization that assists families of first responders who have died in the line of duty.

Prior to the fights, one firefighter and two police officers who recently lost their lives in the line of duty will be honored, Firefighter Larry W. Lawhorn of the Orchard Farm Fire Protection District, Chief Kevin Dziejma of the Miramiguoa Village Police Department, and  Sgt. Peggy Vassallo of the Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department.

Tickets for the 2015 Guns ‘N Hoses event start at $15, and are available by calling Tom Burgoon, St. Louis City Police Department, (314) 503-4458; Ed Fingers, St. Louis County Police Department, (314) 713-6031; or Joe Swierzeck, Belleville Fire Department, (618) 407-4427. Tickets also are available at all Hair Saloon locations, the Scottrade Center Box Office and online at www.ticketmaster.com.

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