IAM 751 motorcycle event raises $3,500 for charity

SEATTLE – This summer’s annual Puppy Putt motorcycle ride raised close to $3,500 for charity.

PuppyPuttArtThe annual ride, which was held July 12, is sponsored by Machinists Union District Lodge 751 and is a fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America.

About 40 riders took part. They left from either Sound Harley-Davidson in Marysville, or Northwest Harley-Davidson in Lacey, and met at IAM 751’s Seattle Union Hall for an afternoon of food, live music and motorcycle-themed games.

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.

District 751 is Guide Dogs of America’s top fundraiser. Over the past five years, the union has raised close to $1.5 million for the charity, 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 at 51 employers across Washington, Oregon and California.

Check out our award-winning IAM 751 YouTube channel

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