District 166 and its Locals held their first annual bowling fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America/Tender Loving Canines (GDA/TLC) in Titusville, FL recently.
More than 100 members and their families joined various company representatives in raising more than $6,500 to benefit GDA/TLC. The school relies solely on donations, so rolling strikes at events like this one make sure it stays viable to provide guide dogs to blind and visually impaired people across the U.S. and Canada.
“What a great success,” said IAM District 166 Directing Business Representative Kevin DiMeco. “We had members and their families and company representatives, all coming together for this great event. We’ve already reserved the lanes for 2023.”
“Many thanks to the members and their families for supporting this event,” said IAM Southern Territory General Vice President Rickey Wallace. “A fun family outing all while raising money for a great cause, and our favorite charity Guide Dogs of America.”
“My thanks for making this event possible go to Michele Seeley, Mike Phillips, Murray Caldwell, Peggy Semelsberger, Lisa Lorence, Tom Newton, and Ed Grabowski,” said DiMeco. “Without their efforts, this wouldn’t have been the success that it was.”
The IAM’s favorite charity, Guide Dogs of America/Tender Loving Canines, transforms lives through partnerships with service dogs for countless veterans, people who are blind/visually impaired, families affected by autism, and facilities in need that depend on GDA’s services every day. To continue to be successful, GDA/TLC depends on the talents, goals, and generosity of dedicated volunteers and donors like IAM members across North America.