Guide Dogs Hit the Jackpot in Las Vegas

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IAM District 98 Business Representative Tim Buck won the GDA raffle for a 2015 Harley Davidson FLHR Road King.

It takes a village to raise the $42,000 necessary to train just one guide dog for a visually impaired owner. But thanks to the IAM, Guide Dogs of America (GDA) has an entire union behind its cause.

The 35th annual William W. Winpisinger Banquet, held recently in Las Vegas, was an opportunity to say thanks to IAM members and other supporters who donate their time, money and skills to the IAM’s favorite charity.

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“It takes everyone here to make GDA’s mission to provide mobility and freedom to the visually impaired successful,” said GDA President and Director Dale Hartford. “Because you have truly made our mission your mission, hundreds of men and women have had their lives improved.”

The weekend also included a skeet shoot, golf tournament and motorcycle run – all to raise money for GDA.

Former IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Robert Roach, Jr. and Graystone Consulting Executive Director John Granger II received 2015 Gift of Sight awards for their longtime support of GDA. IAM District 98 Business Representative Tim Buck won the raffle for a 2015 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King.