Machinists Union plans charity golf tournament

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REDMOND — The 20th annual Guide Dogs of America Charity Golf Tournament will be July 17 at Willows Run Golf Course in Redmond.

The annual event is sponsored by Machinists Union District Lodge 751, and is a fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America, a California-based charity that provides service dogs to people across North America who are blind or have impaired vision. In 2010, Machinists Union member Dennis Meech of Goldendale received a guide dog through Guide Dogs of America. He is the first member of District 751 to receive help through the organization.

This year’s tournament will be a scramble format with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The winning team will get a trophy, along with $100 for each person on the team. Individual prizes will be offered for the longest drive and any holes-in-one. There will also be prize drawings.

Registration is $90 per person, which covers greens fees, cart rental, a tournament T-shirt and a buffet at the end of play. The event is capped at 280 entrants, and the deadline for entry is June 17. Entry forms are available at District 751 union halls in Auburn, Everett, Renton and Seattle. You can also register by calling the union’s Everett Hall at (425) 355-8821.

Last year’s golf tournament raised more than $12,000 for the charity, part of a record $276,000 raised by the Seattle-based labor union to support Guide Dogs of America.

Originally formed in 1935 to represent hourly workers at Boeing, Machinists District 751 now represents more than 26,500 working men and women at 44 employers across Washington, Oregon and California.  In 2010, District 751 members gave nearly 6,200 hours of volunteer community service and raised more than $276,000 for Guide Dogs of America, the union’s charity of choice.

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