NAS Whidbey Machinists plan charity golf tourney

OAK HARBOR — Machinists Union members who work for contractors at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station are planning their fourth annual charity golf tournament.

whidbey-golf-action1The four-man scramble tournament will begin with a shotgun start at noon, Aug. 6, at Avalon Golf Links, 19345 Kelleher Road, Burlington.

The cost is $110 per player, which covers  cart rentals, lunch and 18 holes of golf.

Entry forms are available at all Machinists Union District Lodge 751 union halls in Puget Sound. To request a form, call the Everett Union Hall at (425) 355-8821.

Last year, nearly 60 golfers took part, raising a record $6,100 for charity.

This year’s event will benefit two non-profit agencies: North Whidbey Help House and Helping Hands Food Bank in Sedro-Wooley.

North Whidbey Help House is an Oak Harbor-based food bank that serves northern Whidbey Island with supplemental and emergency food and other services.

Helping Hands is Skagit County’s largest food bank. Last year it distributed more than 1.3 million pounds of food to 14,000 people.

District 751 represents close to 200 civilian workers at NAS Whidbey, who are employed by URS Corp., Delaware Resources Group and Doss Aviation.

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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