Union poker tournament raises $12,000 for charity

TULALIP – Machinists Union members raised more than $12,000 for charity with a recent poker tournament.

PokerFinalTable1The third All In for Guide Dogs Hold ‘Em Tournament was held Feb. 15 at the Tulalip Resort Casino.

This year’s poker tournament drew 125 players. The event included a slot machine tournament for spouses and poker players who were eliminated early.

“We had another great tournament,” said Ron Coen, the president of Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-C, which sponsored the event. “Our committee members worked hard, we had some really good sponsors, and the people at the Tulalip Resort Casino were once again great to work with.”

All proceeds from the poker and slots tournaments will go to Guide Dogs of America, the California-based charity that provides guide dogs and training free of charge to people who are blind or have impaired vision from across the United States and Canada.

Local 751-C is affiliated with Machinists Union District Lodge 751, which is the top fundraiser across North America for the charity. Last year, District 751 volunteers raised a record $384,000 for Guide Dogs of America.

Originally formed in 1935 to represent hourly workers at the Boeing Co., District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers now represents nearly 33,000 working men and women at 49 employers across Washington, Oregon and California.

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One Response to “Union poker tournament raises $12,000 for charity”
  1. BRENT TRACY says:

    A VERY COMENDABLE SERVICE TO THE DISABLED . I’VE BEEN A MACHINIST ALL MY LIFE IN EVERY ASPECT OF THE TRADE ( NOW 55 ) AND MY GOOD MOTHER WAS BLIND. WHO BETTER IS A FRIEND WHO WILL LICK YOUR FACE AND SNIFF YOUR BUTT TO SEE IF YOUR OK ! I HOPE SOMEDAY TO MAKE A NEW CANE WITH THE NEWEST TECH LIKE GPS
    AND MOTION SENSITIVE FEATURES JUST TO MENTION A FEW THAT’S COST EFECTIVE AND WHO KNOWS …COVERED UNDER OBAMACARE ! ? YA RIGHT. GOOD WORK ! ! !

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