Machinists District 9 Golf Tournament brings in $43k for Guide Dogs of America

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DISTRICT 9 staff/golf tourney organizers (from left) are staff members Caroline Kemper, Pam Partridge, Union Representative Jennifer Kahl, staff members Lori Gardner and Laura Klobe. Assistant Directing Business Representative Jason Tetidrick says the women volunteered their time to work the tournament and helped in preparing fabulous prizes for the golfers.

This year’s Machinists District 9 Guide Dogs of America Golf Tournament held at the Golf Club of Florissant was another huge success, raising an estimated $43,000 at this single event for the charitable organization. The Machinists have raised nearly $1.5 million the organization in the 28 years since the annual golf tournament began.

Guide Dogs of America has provided guide dogs to more than 3,300 blind and visually impaired men and women since 1948 and recently expanded to provide service dogs for PTSD veterans, children with autism and institutional facilities – all free of charge.

For more information on Guide Dogs of America, visit guidedogsofamerica.org. Donations are tax-deductible with tax ID number EIN #95-1586088.  – Labor Tribune photos

FIRST PLACE WINNERS (A-Flight) (starting second from left) Jim Lilly, Mark Johnson and Tim Johnson (team member Brian Walsh was unavailable for the photo) are joined by District 9 Assistant Directing Business Representative Jason Tetidrick (far left). With them and District 9 office staff (starting third from right) Pam Partridge, Caroline Kemper and Laure Klobe. Tetidrick said the tournament could never be accomplished without the help of the dedicated District 9 staff. Seated with Guide Dog “Legend” is Guide Dogs of America Marketing and Outreach Manager Zack Gittlen.
B-FLIGHT WINNERS (starting second from left) Zac Schwering, John Kuehner, Kevin McKenna and Nick Siener of INVESCO are joined by District 9 Assistant Directing Business Representative Jason Tetidrick (far left) and District 9 office staff (starting third right) Pam Partridge, Laure Klobe and Caroline Kemper. Seated with Guide Dog “Legend” is Guide Dogs of America Marketing and Outreach Manager Zack Gittlen.

 

 

SECOND PLACE A-FLIGHT WINNERS, from Machinists District 837 (starting second from left) Tyler Linsman, Dan Forbes, Todd Calhoun and (kneeling, left) and Joe Copeland are joined by District 9 Assistant Directing Business Representative Jason Tetidrick (far left) and District 9 office staff (starting third from right) Pam Partridge, Laure Klobe and Caroline Kemper. Seated with Guide Dog “Legend” is Guide Dogs of America Marketing and Outreach Manager Zack Gittlen. The team returned their cash prize as a donation to the Guide Dogs of America.
HOLE-IN-ONE WINNER Tim Schaaf of Local Lodge 41 (standing, center), joined by (from left) District 9 Assistant Directing Business Representative Jason Tetidrick, staff member Pam Partridge, and office staff members Laure Klobe and Caroline Kemper. Seated with Guide Dog “Legend” is Guide Dogs of America Marketing and Outreach Manager Zack Gittlen.

 


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