IBEW bowlers raise $2450 for charity in Sacramento
By Jammi Juarez
Photos by John Storey
The Sacramento Regional Organizing Committee hosted the 2nd Annual Sacramento IBEW 1245 Charity Bowl on Saturday, April 27. We had 49 bowlers and approximately 65 in attendance. There were 1245 Members from PG&E, SMUD, Regional Transit, as well as support from our Brothers and Sisters from IBEW 340 and others from the community.
“It was a great experience and a tremendous way to bond with my IBEW 1245 brothers and sisters and I’m glad my family and I were a part of it.” said Harold Blackshire Jr, an MEO in PG&E’s Tower Department in Davis. Harold had an extra reason to be happy with the event—he was one of the raffle prize winners!
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Lil, girlfriend of Greg Larkins, bowled an excellent game!Greg Larkins, Community Services Labor Liaison, AFL-CIO/United Way; came to support the event.
“I really enjoyed bowling in the IBEW Bowling tournament, it was very organized and the prizes they gave away were very expensive, not to mention the food was great too,” said Tom Embry, a PG&E Operating Clerk at the West Sacramento RMC. “I am looking forward to playing in it next year, as well as the golf tournament coming up in a few months.”
Sabrina Woodford, also a PG&E Operating Clerk at the West Sacramento RMC, said she “had a blast” at the bowling tournament. Her team, which included Embry as well as David Duane and Rick Nguyen, was the tournament’s winning team.
“I was very lucky to have wonderful teammates to help bring home the big golden trophy! I will definitely participate again next year!” Woodford said.
Between the bowlers, the donations and the raffle sales, we raised $2,456 to contribute to the Greater Sacramento Boys and Girls Club. The Committee is already beginning to plan next year’s 3rd Annual Charity Bowl!
Jammi Juarez is a PG&E Service Rep and a member of the Sacramento Regional Organizing Committee for IBEW Local 1245.