Aerospace Machinists plan charity motorcycle ride

SEATTLE — The 14th annual Puppy Putt charity motorcycle ride will be July 9 at locations around Puget Sound.

PuppyPuttArtRiders will leave between 8 and 10 a.m. on July 9 from Sound Harley-Davidson at 1612 Smokey Point Blvd. in Marysville and from Northwest Harley-Davidson at 8000 Freedom Lane in Lacey. The separate groups will meet at Machinists Union District Lodge 751‘s Seattle Union Hall — 9135 15th Place S. — for an afternoon of motorcycle-themed food, music and fun.

Puppy Putt is a fundraiser for 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.

Last year’s event raised more than $9,300 for the charity.

Advanced registration is $15 for a rider and $5 for passengers. Registration costs $20 on the day of the ride. Forms are available at all District 751 union halls in Puget Sound or online at www.PuppyPutt.com.

Puget Sound Harley-Davidson dealers are major sponsors, but Puppy Putt is open to motorcycles of all makes and models, said Terri Myette, who is chairwoman of the organizing committee. “It’s an all-breed event,” she said.

For details, go online at www.PuppyPutt.com or call District 751’s Everett Union Hall at (425) 355-8821.

District 751 is one of the top fundraisers for Guide Dogs of America across North America. Over the past seven years, the union has raised more than $2 million for the charity.

Originally formed in 1935 by 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 53 employers across Washington and California.

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