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Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-C hosts charity shotgun event in Puyallup

Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-C members Rod Sigvartson, left, and Loren Guzzone, right, pose with Guide Dogs of America volunteer Steve Jacquay at the 2014 Bucks for Pups charity shoot at the Sumner Sportsmen’s Association range in Puyallup.
Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-C members Rod Sigvartson, left, and Loren Guzzone, right, pose with Guide Dogs of America volunteer Steve Jacquay at the 2014 Bucks for Pups charity shoot at the Sumner Sportsmen’s Association range in Puyallup. Courtesy

Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-C will host its fourth annual sporting clays shoot fundraiser June 18 to benefit Guide Dogs of America.

The “Bucks 4 Pups” shoot will take place at the Sumner Sportsmen’s Association, 15711 96th St. E., Puyallup.

Club gates will open at 8 a.m. for registration. There will be an orientation and safety training session at 9 a.m., and shooting starts at 10. First-time shooters are welcome, and there will be basic sporting clays safety and instruction available.

Cost to enter is $190 per shooter, or $140 for shooters under 18. 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.

Registration forms will be available at all IAM 751 union halls in Puget Sound, including the Auburn Union Hall at 201 A St. SW.

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.

Last year’s shoot raised more than $13,000.

Local 751-C is affiliated with Machinists Union District Lodge 751, which is one of the top fundraisers for Guide Dogs of 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 some 33,000 working men and woman at 53 employers across Washington and California.

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