IAM District 4 recently held its fifth annual Guide Dogs of America/Tender Loving Canines charity golf event, raising approximately $50,000 for the Machinists Union’s favorite charity. The event included about 140 participants at the Spring Meadows Golf Club in Gray, Maine.

Machinist Chris Babcock and his daughter, Madeleine, a recipient of a guide dog named Enzo, were in attendance.

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“It is always an honor for District 4 to host this event. We pride ourselves in making it a special day for all participants,” said Jay Wadleigh, IAM District 4 Directing Business Representative. “I thank GVP’s Brian Bryant and David Sullivan for attending and for their continued support. We are very fortunate to have so many caring members and volunteers who have made this event special each year.”

“This annual event shows how Machinists come together to raise awareness and money for Guide Dogs of America,” said IAM Eastern Territory General Vice President David Sullivan. “Guide Dogs of America has always held a special place in my heart, and I cannot express enough gratitude to District 4, their staff, and all the Machinists who donated their time and money to make this year’s event such a success.”

GDA completed a merger with Tender Loving Canines and now provides hardworking service dogs for people who are blind/visually impaired, veterans, and individuals with autism to become trusted companions that bring confidence, independence, and mobility. The organization’s services are provided free of charge to residents in the U.S. and Canada.


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