Contractors’ Association supports Steamfitters Local 439’s fundraising efforts for IFSA Burn Camp for Kids

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HELPING CHILD BURN VICTIMS, Gary Vasquez (right), president of the Great Southwestern Illinois Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling & Mechanical Contractors (PHCC), presented Steamfitters Local 439 Business Manager Mark Thomas with a check for $1,000. The Association is proud to continue to support Local 439’s efforts to raise funds for the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Burn Camp For Kids. – Great Southwestern Illinois Association of PHCC photo

Belleville, IL – The Great Southwestern Illinois Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling & Mechanical Contractors (PHCC) recently presented a check for $1,000 to Steamfitters Local 439 Business Manager Mark Thomas in continuing support of Local 439’s ongoing efforts to raise funds for the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Burn Camp for Kids.

Local 439’s annual “Night at the Grizzlies” baseball fundraiser will take place Saturday, June 1, at GCS Ballpark, home of the Gateway Grizzlies minor league.

This marks the 16th year Local 439 has hosted the event, in honor of George Bailey, who was fatally injured in an explosion of superheated water at U.S. Steel’s Granite City Works in 2004. He was the cousin of Local 439’s Janie Bailey and retired Business Manager Totsie Bailey. Over the years, the Local has raised more than $400,000 for the camp in George Bailey’s name to help young burn survivors enjoy some fun during the summer.

The week-long camp costs $2,500 per child, and is run entirely on donations. Doctors, nurses and volunteers arrive a week early to get things ready and then stay for the week with the kids.

DONATIONS AND SPONSORSHIPS
For the “Night at the Grizzlies” event, a $25 donation will be good for the pre-game pork steak dinner, starting at 5:45 p.m., and admission to the game, starting at 7:05 p.m.

Gift cards, cash and raffle items all are needed. Groups that buy a Home Run Sponsorship for $100 will see their names displayed at the stadium.

To buy tickets or make a donation, sends checks payable to IFSA to Steamfitters 439, 1220 Donald Bailey Dr., Caseyville IL 62232, or contact Janie Bailey at 618-624-6096 or 618-444-4176 or by email at steamfitters_439@att.net.


 

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