UPDATED: How to help Officer Snyder’s family

Roberto’s Trattoria donating 20 percent of sales Tuesday, Oct. 18

A student at Point Elementary attended school in her robe Wednesday to donate to BackStoppers, an idea spearheaded by students at Oakville Elementary that spread to the rest of Mehlville's elementary schools.

A student at Point Elementary attended school in her robe Wednesday to donate to BackStoppers, an idea spearheaded by students at Oakville Elementary that spread to the rest of Mehlville’s elementary schools.

By Gloria Lloyd

So many people are asking how to help the family of the St. Louis County officer killed last week in Green Park, Officer Blake Snyder, that the county Police Department created a map to show businesses that are pitching in.

Businesses across the county, including area restaurants, car dealerships, and salons, have reached out to the St. Louis County Police Department wanting to help raise money. The below link is an interactive map that includes the business name, address, and what type of event they are hosting to support the family, Sgt. Shawn McGuire said in a news release. The department will continue to update the map when more businesses make them aware of events. If you have information on an event you would like to share, email news3@callnewspapers.com.

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“Thank you for your continued support and messages we have been receiving,” McGuire added on behalf of county police.

Residents of south county have rallied around the Snyder family the same way they rallied around the family of Ballwin Officer Mike Flamion, who was paralyzed from the neck down after being ambushed and shot from behind during a July traffic stop.

BackStoppers gave Snyder’s family an initial $5,000 last week and plans to assist his son through college. When a police officer or firefighter in the St. Louis region dies in the line of duty, BackStoppers steps in for survivors. The organization is currently assisting 80 families with 66 dependent children.

Donations can be sent to The BackStoppers, Inc., P.O. Box 795168, St. Louis, Mo. 63179, or donated online at backstoppers.org, with a memo that it is for Officer Snyder’s family.

Upcoming events (list will be constantly updated, keep checking back):

Roberto’s is holding a “Dine to Donate” event from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in which 20 percent of the night’s sales will go to Snyder’s family and BackStoppers. Seating is available, and diners can make reservations by calling (314) 842-9998. The wait staff will also be donating a portion of their tips to the cause.

, is currently holding a charity raffle for the family of Officer Blake Snyder. The location at 13457 Tesson Ferry Road will be accepting entries until noon on Tuesday, Oct. 18th for a beautiful fire pit filled with several gift cards from local restaurants: Pasta House, Syberg’s, Kenrick’s, Tucker’s Place, Ted Drewes, Sharp Shooters, Trattoria Toscana, Federhofer’s Bakery, Sam”s Steakhouse, and others. Tickets will be $5 each or 3 for $10. All proceeds will benefit the Snyder family.

The public is invited to stop by Garden Villas South, located at 13457 Tesson Ferry Road, in south St. Louis County to purchase raffle tickets. Call (314) 843-7788 for more information.

Blue bows are available for donations to BackStoppers at

. The original sale immediately after Snyder’s death raised nearly $5,000 for BackStoppers, until the warehouse ran out of stock. But they were so popular that Irene’s re-ordered and will start selling them again Monday.

Blue bows to support law enforcement and a boot for donations are available at the

Signs to support police officers are available for a $10 donation to BackStoppers at the

Travel agent

, will be donating $100 to BackStoppers for each reservation booked now through Friday, Oct. 28. The company can be reached at (314) 842-6000.

Local

has an online party for the Snyder family and through Oct. 28, will be donating all of her commission from the party to the family. To browse the party, click

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is running a special on portrait sessions and selling gift certificates from now until the end of the month for future sessions. Bierman is donating 20 percent of certificate sales to BackStoppers at the end of the month. Portrait sessions are $250, but certificates may be purchased in any amount. To take advantage of the offer, call (314)704-1653, email bradbiermanphoto@gmail.com, visit

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will donate a large portion of her proceeds from every Mary Kay Satin Hands set sold in October to Snyder’s family. The $35 sets come in peach or white tea citrus scents, or fragrance free, and make great holiday gifts. To reach Campise, call or text (314) 973-0578.

Sappington Elementary School fifth-graders will host a Lemon-AID stand to raise money for BackStoppers.The KFNS 590 AM morning show will broadcast live from the event, featuring Tim McKernan, Doug Vaughn, Jimmy “The Cat” Hayes and Frank Cusumano. Donations of any amount will be accepted.

The restaurant will donate 15 percent of sales to Snyder’s family, beginning at 5 p.m.

In a home game against Evansville, the Junior Blues will hold an auction of special edition jerseys that feature the Blues and BackStoppers logos, with proceeds going to BackStoppers. Additional fundraising will take place at the game, with proceeds going to Snyder’s family. For a $5 donation, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in autograph sessions with retired professional hockey player Cam Janssen and Blues alum Mike Zuke. The team will charge half-price admission for first responders with department ID.

A Trunk or Treat will be held to benefit Officer Snyder’s family. The event is sponsored by Premier Pitching and Performance, Budrovich Companies and The Bud Dome to honor the life of Officer Snyder. The event will feature a silent auction with memorabilia from NHL and MLB players, autograph session with NHL, MLB athletes, radar gun booths, prizes, raffles, music, food and a trunk or treat for kids. First responder costumes are encouraged. Budrovich will donate $50 for every child dressed as a police officer, firefighter or paramedic, up to $10,000.

All Buffalo Wild Wings locations in the St. Louis area will donate 10 percent of sales to the Snyder family.

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: The spa is holding a fundraiser for Officer Snyder’s family/BackStoppers. Clients can choose whichever complimentary service they would like, and the spa will take donations for the services, which will include complimentary blowouts, makeup applications, neck and shoulder massages and file and polishes, all in 30-minute appointments. All services range between $30 to $50. The spa will also have food and drinks and welcomes people to come in just to drop in, enjoy themselves and donate. Clients can call the salon and book an appointment at (314) 845-0118.

At least 17 restaurants in the region will donate at least 10 percent of their profits to Snyder’s family in a special

The organizers also worked on the wildly successful Dine Out for Officer Mike Flamion Day this summer to benefit the Ballwin officer shot and paralyzed in a traffic stop in July.

Among the participating restaurants is the Blarney Stone in Oakville. The pub will be donating 25 percent of its regular sales and 50 percent of sales from first responders to BackStoppers for Officer Snyder. The sports bar will also have a 50/50 raffle and silent auctions throughout the day and night to help raise more money.

Through Friday, Oct. 14, any donations up to $10,000 were doubled by Don Brown Chevrolet. The car dealership’s website notes that gifts were matched dollar for dollar: A $10 donation becomes $20, $100 becomes $200, or $10,000 becomes $20,000. Volunteers from local police and fire, as well as Don Brown Chevrolet employees, were “Boots on the Ground,” circulating The Hill neighborhood Friday collecting donations. Donors can call and give by credit card over the phone, give cash at the dealership, give by check made out to The Backstoppers Inc., or donate directly at backstoppers.org.

Affton and Oakville high schools held moments of silence during their football games last week, and Oakville Elementary students came up with an idea to hold a “PJs for Police” day to raise money for Backstoppers, Principal Chad Dickemper said.

Diners at Bandana’s Bar-B-Q in Sunset Hills raised $6,500 while signing giant cards, and children in the Grant’s View subdivision sold lemonade and cookies to raise money.

The Blarney Stone in Oakville collected water, soda and Gatorade to take to Snyder’s visitation, while Irene’s Floral Designs started selling blue ribbons, with proceeds going to BackStoppers.

6 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Buffalo Wild Wings of south county, 570 South County Center Way, donated 10 percent of all proceeds from lunch, happy hour or dinner to BackStoppers in support of Snyder’s family. KEZK and KMOX will be broadcasting live from the restaurant throughout the day. An areawide fundraiser will be held at all St. Louis Buffalo Wild Wings location Wednesday, Oct. 26 (see below).

7 p.m., Andre’s West, 211 S. Old Highway 141, Fenton: The St. Louis County Police Welfare Association dedicated the proceeds from its previously-scheduled mouse races at Andre’s West in Fenton to Snyder’s family. This unique fundraiser features 10 rounds of mouse racing, a buffet dinner including beer and soda, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and more. The event is co-sponsored by the West County Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association, and the original intent of the event was to support officers and precinct needs. Contact Kasey Kaiser – West County CPAAA at (314) 609-8127 or wccpaaa@gmail.com. Ticket price is $300 for a table of 10, which includes dinner and full open bar.

All day: The BackStoppers held their BackStoppers Memorial Golf Tournament Stand Behind Them – Second Annual Tournament at The Log Cabin Club in St. Louis.

All cone sales today will go to benefit Officer Snyder’s family at the Dairy Queen just down the road from his precinct.

The Queen of All Saints Activities Association board at

invites the public to join with the Activities Association in showing sorrow for the death of Blake Snyder, and our support for the family he left behind.

This weekend, from Friday, Oct. 14, through Sunday, Oct. 16, 15 percent of all sales at QAS concession stands will be donated to BackStoppers for the Officer Blake Snyder Fund. “Please make a point of stopping by the stand for lunch or dinner one (or more) of those days,” the board wrote in an email. “Together we can make a difference.”

All proceeds will go to Snyder’s family and the Affton Southwest Precinct.

A benefit will be held for BackStoppers and Snyder’s family with music, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and more.

3 p.m.: The Lewis and Clark Faculty Association and Trailblazers Athletics department of

Snyder’s alma mater, will raise funds for BackStoppers at Lewis and Clark’s last men’s soccer home game of the season. The game will be dedicated to Snyder’s memory. He and his brother both played for the Trailblazers.

Hair Saloon for Men, 9960 Kennerly Road, will be giving free hair cuts from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. for donations to give to Snyder’s family.

The Queen of All Saints Activities Association board at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Oakville invites the public to join with the Activities Association in showing sorrow for the death of Blake Snyder, and our support for the family he left behind.

This weekend, from Friday, Oct. 14, through Sunday, Oct. 16, 15 percent of all sales at QAS concession stands will be donated to BackStoppers for the Officer Blake Snyder Fund. “Please make a point of stopping by the stand for lunch or dinner one (or more) of those days,” the board wrote in an email. “Together we can make a difference.”

, will donate 20 percent of the entire day’s proceeds to BackStoppers and the Snyder family.