Midwest Territory Raising Big Money for Guide Dogs

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Riders and friends in the Midwest Territory took part in this year’s motorcycle run to raise money for Guide Dogs of America.

In the seven years since the IAM Midwest Territory began its classic auto show and motorcycle poker run to raise money for Guide Dogs of America (GDA), it has raised over $300,000 for the charity.

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A classic car show was part of the fundraising effort in the Midwest Territory for Guide Dogs of America.A classic car show was part of the fundraising effort in the Midwest Territory for Guide Dogs of America.

GDA is dedicated to providing guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge, to blind and visually impaired men and women from the United States and Canada. The center in Sylmar, CA is funded completely by donations from individuals and organizations, without support from any government agencies.

“We would like to thank all the IAM districts and locals in the Midwest for their continued support of these charity events,” said IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Phil Gruber. “We are very successful because of the generosity of affiliates, businesses and individuals who donate to this worthy cause. We thank them for helping make these fundraisers what they are today.”

This year’s classic auto show took place at the IAM District 9 hall in Bridgeton, MO. The motorcycle run took place in the Nashville, IN area and was organized by IAM District 90. Good weather helped to make both Spirit of the West fundraisers well attended.

Click here to view photos from the Midwest Territory motorcycle run.  Click here for photos of the classic auto show photo album along with previous years photos.