Machinists shotgun event raises $13,000 for charity
The event was held May 2 at the Sumner Sportsmen’s Association range in Puyallup. The shoot was sponsored by Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-C, with the support of Scott Wealth Management Group.
The team of Greg Howe, George Garten, Sean Jeffries and Eric Bellamy won high over all honors with a score of 310. Howe was named “top gun” among the men after shooting a 91, while Lori Kuhns won “top gun” honors among women with a score of 81.
“We had a really good group of shooters and some great sponsors and volunteers who helped us put on the shoot,” said Don Fike, the chairman of the organizing committee. “All in all, we had a good time and raised a lot of money for a great cause.”
All proceeds are going to Guide Dogs of America, the California-based charity the 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.
Local 751-C is affiliated with Machinists Union District Lodge 751, which is the top fundraiser for the charity across North America. Over the past six year’s the union has raised nearly $1.8 million for Guide Dogs of America.
“Congratulations to Don and the other Local C officers for putting on a great event,” said IAM 751 President Jon Holden. “And thanks to Scott Wealth Management for its support of Guide Dogs of America as well as our union.”
Scott Wealth Management Group of Portland, Ore., was the shoot’s platinum sponsor. Scott Wealth Management is a family enterprise that has provided trusted financial advisory services for individuals, families, and institutions for more than 25 years.
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 33,000 working men and women at 52 employers across Washington and California.
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