IAM District 776 raised more than $100,000 for the Machinists Union’s favorite charity, Guide Dogs of America/Tender Loving Canines, in the 8th annual Bob Martinez Charity Golf Tournament.

The tournament brought together 120 golfers and dozens of volunteers on Saturday, October 10 at Squaw Creek Golf Club in Willow Park, TX. All proceeds benefit GDA/TLC.

“I want to thank Brother Eloy Rodriguez, Sister Anna Ritchey and all the volunteers who put together another tremendous event for such a great cause,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “I am so proud of District 776 and every participant and sponsor for joining together to support the important mission of Guide Dogs of America.”

“During these difficult times, it is a testament to the generosity of our membership at District 776 and across the Southern Territory that we continue to support Guide Dogs,” said IAM Southern Territory General Vice President Rickey Wallace. “This important work will do wonders for the men and women who benefit from the services of GDA/TLC.”

“Top Dog” Sponsors: IAM Grand Lodge, IAM Southern Territory, IAM Aerospace Department, IAM District 776, Texas State Council of Machinists, Employee Benefit Systems, The Granger Family, Spirit AeroSystems, Elbit Systems.

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

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