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The Guns & Hoses Boxing Challenge

It’s red vs. blue, police vs. fire: who will take home the gold? Guns & Hoses is Omaha’s most exciting sporting event where police officers and firefighters duke it out in the ring and brawl for it all. This high-energy, entertaining evening awarded Omaha’s “Best Event” by Metro Magazine returns to Baxter Arena on Friday, April 17, 2020 and there will be fun, sweat, and cheers.

And by joining in on the fun, you’re a hero to our men and women on the front lines as all proceeds are donated back to support first responder programs and public safety. It’s why thousands flock to the arena every year, and it’s why the fighters fight!

Be Seen

The Omaha Guns & Hoses Boxing Challenge draws upwards of 4,000 spectators annually including first responders, dignitaries, and community leaders.

Be Charitable

100% of proceeds – including sponsorship dollars – go towards the work of the First Responders Foundation and help support the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of first responders. Don’t just make a donation, make a difference

Be Involved

Our sponsors love to make a big splash at the event! Perks range from reserved seating for your special guests to multimedia recognition to vendor space so your organization can capitalize on its investment.

What to Expect

You have to see it to believe it. Guns & Hoses is Omaha’s most exciting sporting event and was dubbed “Best Event” by Metro Magazine. Watch our videos to get a feel for what you’re in for!

The Cause

The First Responders Foundation’s mission is to serve and honor all our first responders and their families, build appreciation and respect for their work, and enhance public safety. The organization accomplishes it mission by organizing unique events like Guns & Hoses and providing necessary resources and services to first responders.

One of the organization’s most important programs is centered around mental and emotional well-being. First responders face hardships that most of us will never have to know, and it takes a toll. That’s why the foundation has stepped in to help first responders get the support they need to handle job-related trauma and PTSD before it affects their careers, families and mental health.

Guns & Hoses is proud to support the First Responders Foundation’s programs with 100% of proceeds being donated to this honorable organization. Your sponsorship helps first responders get the help they need to cope with job-related trauma. Together we can help take care of the people that we depend on in our greatest times of need.

The Impact

If you’re going to sponsor an event, sponsor the event that not only supports a noble cause – supporting the dedicated first responders in our community – but also gets your business in front of thousands of people. Check out the analytics below from our last event in April 2019!

(Social media stats pulled from both Guns & Hoses and First Responder Foundation accounts as the event is promoted equally on both.)

Facebook Fans

Twitter Followers

Instagram Followers

Facebook Event RSVPs

Unique Ticket Link Clicks

Email Opens

Facebook Video Shares

Facebook Video Views

TV/Radio/Podcast Interviews

Adults Reached an Average of 1.9 Times via Cox Media

KETV Net Reach

Digital Billboard Impressions

Sponsors Involved

Tickets Sold

Amount Raised for First Responders

Current Opportunities

Build Your Own

We know each sponsor has different goals. If you have other ideas in mind, let’s get creative and make this an investment that you’ll remember for years to come! Contact us about building your custom sponsorship. Here are just some of the perks we can offer.

Event Perks

  • Host a raffle to be drawn during break at event
  • Have a vendor booth at the event in high-traffic location
  • Play a video at the event
  • Have signage at the event
  • Have your trucks/vehicles parked by entrance
  • Company highlight in event program
  • Your logo on event program cover
  • Your logo on table tents
  • Speak during introductions at event
  • Announcer recognition

Event Perks

  • Boxing ring named after your organization (including ring signage and approx. 40 shout-outs during event including every time a fighter steps into the ring)
  • Your logo on jumbotron, ribbon board, and Baxter Arena TV screens throughout arena
  • Big Check photo opportunity
  • Free tickets to the event, including options for reserved seats, ringside seats, a table, or the club level for your entire organization
  • Luxury VIP suite package for 20 including food, beverage, and personal attendant
  • Photo op with dignitaries present at event

Marketing & Community Perks

  • Naming rights to the event
  • Recognition in all marketing to include TV and radio commercials, interviews, podcasts, billboards, social media, website and email marketing, community calendar listings, promotional videos and more
  • Your logo on flyers, posters, signage and handouts
  • Be featured in newsletters distributed to rank & file at participating first responder agencies
  • Host the official pre-party or post-party to be marketed and promoted by Guns & Hoses. We direct all traffic to your location and support you in organizing a top-notch event for first responders, fighters, and attendees.

We Thank Our Past Sponsors!

Reach Out

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