The IAM Midwest Territory raised $21,877 at two recent events benefiting the IAM’s favorite charity, Guide Dogs of America/Tender Loving Canines, which provides service dogs free of charge to deserving individuals across the U.S. and Canada.
Both events were held consecutively on the weekend of May 22 and 23.
The IAM Midwest Territory’s 2nd annual Sporting Clays Shoot, held at Nilo Farms in Brighton, IL, drew a record 70 participants.
The 12th annual Spirit of Midwest “Rides for Guides” Classic Auto Show drew more than 111 cars to IAM District 837 in Hazelwood, MO.
The show included stock cars from as far back as the 1950s, trucks, corvettes and street rods. Trophies were given to the top three cars in each class, Best of Show and People’s Choice.
“After many events were cancelled in 2020, it was great to see so much participation from our membership in the 2021 ‘Rides for Guides’ car show and the sporting clay event,” said IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Steve Galloway. “IAM members know better than anyone how to join together for a good cause, and we have once again shown that in the Midwest Territory. I’d again like to thank every participant and sponsor who helped us raise more than $21,800 for Guide Dogs of America/Tender Loving Canines.”
For more information on these and other IAM Midwest Territory events to benefit Guide Dogs of America, visit the Spirit of the Midwest website at SpiritoftheMidwest.org.
At the beginning of last year, GDA completed a merger with Tender Loving Canines, and now provides service dogs for people who are blind/visually impaired, veterans, individuals with autism, and facilities to become trusted companions that bring confidence, independence, and mobility. Their services are provided free of charge to residents in the U.S. and Canada.