Marcone recently sponsored the 36th annual Guns 'N Hoses event.

Held November 22 at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, the event is a fundraiser for Backstoppers, which supports the families of fallen or injured first responders. It raised about $1 million and featured 12 boxing or mixed martial arts matchups.

Marcone is a longtime sponsor of the Guns 'N Hoses event.

"With our headquarters in St. Louis, it is particularly important to Marcone that we support the men and women keeping our hometown safe each day," said Greg Fleischut, President of Marcone Appliance Parts. "The families supported through the funds made at this event have given the ultimate sacrifice, the life of a loved one, to bolster our community."

The money raised at the event will contribute toward the $2.5 million that Backstoppers spends to support 95 families -- including 70 children -- in the St. Louis area each year. Since the first Guns 'N Hoses event in 1987, more than $11 million has been raised