Spokane Machinists plan second charity trap shoot

GREENACRES — Machinists Union Local Lodge 86 will hold its second annual charity trap shoot this summer.

Ken Howard group shootThe event will start with registration at 9 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Spokane Gun Club, 19615 E. Sprague Ave., Greenacres. Shooting will begin at 10 a.m.

Registration costs $70 per shooter, which covers targets, lunch, trophies and prizes. Registration forms are available at Machinists Union District Lodge 751‘s Spokane Union Hall, 4226 E. Mission Ave.

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

Last year’s inaugural trap shoot raised $3,500.

Machinists Local 86 is affiliated with Seattle-based District 751, which is the top fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America. Over the past five years, the union has raised nearly $1.5 million for the charity, including a record $384,000 in 2013. The union’s Eastern Washington locals raised more than $11,500 last year.

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 at 50 employers across Washington, Oregon and California. They are served by a network of seven local lodges, which includes Local 86 in Spokane, Local 1123 in Wenatchee and Local 1951 in Richland.

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