In an effort to fundraise for the Guide Dogs of America, founded by a machine unionist, the Machinists Union District Lodge 751 announces its third annual sporting clays shoot fundraiser to benefit the charity, with the support of Scott Wealth Management Group.
Last year’s event raised more than $16,000. Local 751-C is affiliated with Machinists Union District Lodge 751, which is the No. 1 fundraiser across North America for Guide Dogs of America. Over the past six years, District 751 has raised more than $1.8 million for the charity.
District 751 was 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.
The Bucks 4 Pups shoot, is scheduled for May 2 at the Sumner Sportsmen’s Association, 15711 96th Street East, Puyallup. Club gates will open at 8 a.m. for registration. Following registration, an orientation and safety session begins at 9 a.m., with shooting starting at 10. Both first-time shooters and skilled shooters alike are welcome at the event, with safety and instruction available.
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“We hope this event will encourage younger shooters,” said Bryan Corliss, communications rep for Machinists Union District Lodge 751. “We hope older shooters and their sons or daughters can enjoy the event together.”
The cost to enter is $190 per shooter, or $140 for shooters 18 and younger. The field will be limited to 100 competitors, who will each fire at 100 report-pair targets. Trophies will be awarded to the top teams and top individual shooters. Breakfast, coffee and donuts and lunch all are provided, along with ammunition and targets.
“Last year, we had right around the 100 competitor limit,” Corliss said. “We recommend to reserve in advance.”
All proceeds will go to Guide Dogs of America, the 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.
To reserve spots for a team or individuals, or to become a sponsor, call Don Fike at 425-822-5189 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.