Local Union 25 Raises Over $3,000 For Charity
Despite the intense rain, more than 200 golfers and volunteers showed up for the two-day Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 25 annual golf outing on September 20-21 at Indian Bluff Golf Course in Milan.
“Even with the rain, we managed to have one of our biggest turnouts yet,” said Brett Swanson, Local 25 business agent. “This event has grown every year, and wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of more than 60 vendors, contractors and sister locals. We’ve already had people ask about next year’s tournament, so I don’t see our success slowing down anytime soon!”
The event raised $3,000 in support of one-to-one mentoring at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley.
“The more that students are encouraged to explore their interests, the more opportunities they’ll have to realize their potential,” said Jay Justin, president and CEO of BBBSMV. “It’s important for these kids to have real-world exposure to the opportunities available within the trades. The trades are critical to the infrastructure of our community, and educating our youth that this is a worthwhile career path is valuable as they work toward creating a successful future for themselves.”
In August, Local 25 also contributed $250 to help send WHBF Channel 4 Chief Meteorologist Andy McCray Over The Edge for Kids’ Sake. The event saw local leaders rappel from the roof of Hotel Blackhawk as an exciting way to raise funds that will connect kids to local mentors.
The Local Union has supported the mission of BBBSMV since 2011. In addition to making charitable contributions, Local 25 also educates Littles about career opportunities in the trades through the BBBSMV Career Navigation Program, provides in-kind labor for facility projects, and has sponsored and designed a hole in previous years at the organization’s annual Putt-A-Round event.
Local 25 Business Manager Matt Lienen also serves on the BBBSMV Board of Directors.
About Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 25
Since the early 1900s, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 25 has guaranteed the professionalism of its journeymen, and the value of their work through a training program that is thoroughly unique in the plumbing and pipefitting industries. Their five years of rigorous classroom and on-the-job training in a state-of-the-art training center produces a workforce so skilled in the mechanical service and construction business that they provide roughly 85% of all plumbing, HVACR and pipefitting performed in the Quad City area.