To Protect and Serve and Jab 

Tonight, Budweiser's Guns 'n' Hoses celebrates its 25th anniversary by once again pitting city and county firefighters and police officers against each other in three-round boxing matches. There's no malice here -- all combatants are fighting for a good cause, after all. Proceeds from Guns 'n' Hoses go to the St. Louis BackStoppers, the group that provides financial support to the families of police officers and firefighters who die in the line of duty. The firefighters are on a two-year winning streak, so you can be certain that the police will have a little extra pep in their step when the bell rings; they're fighting for the pride of their department as well as the families of their fallen comrades. Bouts start at 7 p.m. this evening at Scottrade Center (1401 Clark Avenue; 314-241-1888 or, and tickets are $10 to $30.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2011

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