Concert generates $5,451 for BackStoppers

Lindbergh High Schools A Cappella Choir performs a patriotic song to help raise \$5,451 for BackStoppers during the districts annual BackStoppers concert last week.

Lindbergh High School’s A Cappella Choir performs a patriotic song to help raise \$5,451 for BackStoppers during the district’s annual BackStoppers concert last week.

Lindbergh Schools’ annual BackStoppers concert last week at Lindbergh High School raised $5,451 for families of area police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians killed in the line of duty.

The fourth annual fundraiser on Nov. 8 included performances from the Lindbergh High School Strolling Strings, the A Cappella Choir and the Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band. Also performing were the St. Louis County Police Pipes and Drums, the St. Louis City Sheriff’s Department Color Guard and the Truman Elementary School choir.

Lindbergh has helped to raise $23,947 for BackStoppers over the past four years.

Lindbergh Schools DARE officers were also recognized for their work of providing Drug Abuse Resistance Education to more than 7,650 fifth-graders in the district since 1990.

Started in 1959, the BackStoppers provides needed support and financial assistance to the spouses and children of all local and county police officers, firefighters, publicly funded paramedics and EMTs and volunteer fire protection units who have lost their lives performing their duty.