The IAM Midwest Territory raised more than $21.4k at two recent events to benefit Guide Dogs of America (GDA) – the 11th Annual Spirit of Midwest “Rides for Guides” Classic Auto Show and, new this year, the IAM Midwest Territory’s 1st Annual Sporting Clays Shoot.
Proceeds from both events, held consecutively the weekend of September 20-21, 2019, will go towards GDA’s mission of providing guide dogs free of charge to blind and visually-impaired men and women across the U.S. and Canada.
The IAM Midwest Territory’s 1st Annual Sporting Clays Shoot, held at Nilo Farms in Brighton, IL, drew nearly 40 participants. Teams of five shooters made their way through Nilo’s picturesque course of 10 shooting stations, competing for the highest amount of “dead birds.”
Awards were given to the top three teams and highest individual scorers.
The 11th Annual Spirit of Midwest “Rides for Guides” Classic Auto Show, though faced with rain, drew more than 50 participants and an impressive lineup of wheels and engines to IAM District 837 in Hazelwood, MO.
This year’s 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.
“Thank you to all the participants, sponsors, and IAM Midwest Territory Districts and Locals for your continued support of the ‘Rides for Guides’ Car Show and our new Sporting Clay event this year,” said IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Steve Galloway. “These events – though a lot of fun – are all about the dogs and the gift of sight they provide to those who can’t see. Our total of $21.4k – in just these two events alone – goes a long way in covering expenses for one guide dog, including breeding, veterinary care, food and training. Thank you to all who have helped make this weekend a success.”
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 www.SpiritoftheMidwest.org.