Aerospace Machinists set 2014 charity golf tourney

REDMOND — Machinists Union District Lodge 751‘s annual Guide Dogs of America Charity Golf Tournament is returning to Redmond this year.

Golf13The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. July 20, at Willows Run Golf Course, 10402 Willows Road NE. The tournament will be a scramble format. A trophy will be awarded to the first-place team, along with a $100 prize for each team member. The tournament field is limited to 280 players.

The cost is $100 per player, which covers greens fees, cart rental, a tournament t-shirt, lunch and prizes. Entry forms are available online and at all District 751 union halls in Puget Sound. For details, or to request a form, call District 751’s Seattle Union Hall at (206) 764-0312.

All proceeds will go to Guide Dogs of America, a California-based charity that provides service dogs and training in their use to people who are blind or have impaired vision from across the United States and Canada. District 751 is the No. 1 fundraiser for the charity; over the past five years, the union has raised nearly $1.5 million, including a record $384,000 in 2013.

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 more than 32,000 working men and women across Washington, Oregon and California.

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