IAM 751 golf tournament raises $14,000 for charity

REDMOND – Machinists Union members raised nearly $14,000 for charity with their annual Guide Dogs of America Charity Golf Tournament, held at Willows Run.

GuideDogsGolfWinnersClose to 200 golfers turned out for the tournament, which was held July 19 on the Coyote Creek and Eagles Talon courses at Willows Run.

The tournament was won by the team of Bruce Adams, Kevin Adams, Michael Umbach and Peter Umbach, who took the title after a one-hole playoff.

“We had a great group of golfers, a lot of volunteers and the folks at Willows Run were, as always, really great to work with,” said Mark Clark, who was the tournament’s lead organizer. “Everyone worked together so we could have a fun day raising money for a great cause.”

The tournament is sponsored each year by Machinists Union District Lodge 751, and it benefits Guide Dogs of America, 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 the top fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America. Over the past six years, union volunteers have raised nearly $1.8 million for the charity.

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 nearly 34,000 working men and women at 52 employers across Washington and California.

Check out our award-winning IAM 751 YouTube channel.

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