First St. Louis Labor Council golf tournament scores a hole in one

$7,000 raised for $5 for Fight Fund

WHILE THE GOLF CARTS were sidelined by an afternoon thunderstorm, the first St. Louis Labor Council Golf tournament held May 19 was a rousing success, raising $7,000 for the Robert J. Kelley $5 for the Fight Fund to help workers in crisis. Last year the Fund helped 136 union families in crisis. – Labor Tribune photo

Despite a late morning/afternoon thunderstorm that cut short the inaugural St. Louis Labor Council Golf Tournament to raise money for the Robert J. Kelley $5 for the Fight Fund, the event, May 19, was a roaring success (no thunder pun intended).

While the golf carts had to sit idle for the afternoon rounds at the Forest Park golf course where 29 teams participated, the enthusiastic golfers and friends raised $7,000 for the Fight Fund, whose funds last year helped 136 union families in crisis.

Among the three major sponsors for the event:

  • O’Brien Law Firm sponsored the beverage carts.
  • Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562 sponsored the Bloody Mary bar.
  • Everside Health was the lunch sponsor. Everside Health, in conjunction with participating union health and welfare funds, sponsors clinics for fund members and families with no out-of-pocket costs for any services.

Lunch concluded the day’s activities as the stormy weather continued throughout the afternoon.

Labor Council President Pat White expressed the Council’s appreciation to the three key sponsors, the 40 unions and companies that sponsored holes, and everyone who participated to make the tournament a success.


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