Aerospace Machinists plan charity poker tournament
TULALP — Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-C is planning another “All in for Guide Dogs” Hold ‘Em Tournament, following on the success of last winter’s event.
There is a $100 entry fee, with a limit of 150 players. Lessons will be offered before tournament play starts. The top finishers will split a final table payout of $3,500.
There also will be a slot machine tournament for spouses and poker players who are eliminated early.
Information about the tournament and entry forms are available by calling Machinists Union District Lodge 751‘s Everett Union Hall, (425) 355-8821.
In February, Local 751-C raised $12,000 for Guide Dogs of America with a similar poker tournament. Guide Dogs of America is a 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.
Machinists’ Local 751-C is affiliated with District 751, which is the No. 1 fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America. Over the past five years, union volunteers have raised nearly $1.5 million for the charity, including a record $384,000 in 2013.
Organized 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.
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