Golf tournament raises $12,000 for Guide Dogs

A packed field of 160 golfers turned out for the 19th annual Guide Dogs of America Golf Tournament at Kayak Point Golf Course, and raised more than $12,000 for the charity.

The tournament is sponsored each year by Machinists Union District Lodge 751, which is based in Seattle. The International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers is a major supporter of Guide Dogs of America, which provides trained seeing-eye dogs for people across the United States and Canada who are blind or have impaired vision. Last year, District 751 raised nearly a quarter-million dollars for the charity through various fund-raisers.

The best-ball tournament winners were the foursome of Jim Roberts, David Borer, Bob Stockcamp and Jeff Adams, who shot a combined 12-under-par. Their names are being engraved on the tournament’s revolving trophy, which will be on display at the District 751 union hall of their choice until next year’s tournament.

The organizers thanked everyone who participated in the June 26 tournament, including the players, volunteers and sponsors, and the staff at Kayak Point.

“It’s been a popular event for almost two decades, and it was great to keep this wonderful tradition going,” said Jon Holden, a District 751 business representative who was the tournament’s co-chairman.

“We appreciated all the people who came out from all over Puget Sound to support Guide Dogs of America,” added Richard Jackson, another District 751 business representative and the other co-chairman. “It was great to see so many new faces.”

Originally formed in 1935 to represent hourly workers at Boeing, District 751 now represents more than 25,000 working men and women at 42 companies and agencies across Washington and California.

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