At the June Labor Council meeting Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa presented a $30,000 check to Working Families' Friend. This is the eighth year Working Families' Friend has applied for and received this grant. Argosy is the largest corporate donor to Working Families' Friend and we are so grateful for the great relationship we have. Aaron Rosenthal, Argosy’s General Manager serves on Working Families' Friend’s Board of Directors. The grant is used to extend the maximum amount of financial assistance that can be provided to individuals in need.
Photo (left to right)Tim Kelly, Vice President of Casino Operations; Aaron Rosenthal, General Manager; Joan Putthoff, VP Working Families' Friend; Chris Bruno, Vice President of Finance; Amy Brennan, Vice President of Human Resources; Mike Montgomery, President Working Families' Friend; and Greg Personelli, Vice President of Operations.
Working Families’ Friend held their 7th Annual Golf Benefit on June 16th at The Deuce at the National Golf Club. The event was sold out with 144 golfers from a wide variety of Labor Unions and Companies. A big thanks goes out to all of our Tournament Sponsors, Hole Sponsors and Team Sponsors. Thanks to their generous support this year’s tournament was the biggest ever, netting over $26,000 for this great cause.
The overall tournament winners were on the United Labor Credit Union: Tim Vogler, Scott Forbes, Ryan Dold and Jeff O’Neal. (photo attached) Other winners included Rocky Kloth with the Longest Drive and Pete Turner who conquered the Putting Contest. More photos of the event can be found in our photo gallery. Thanks again to all who participated.
On April 10th Working Families' Friend held its 6th Annual Texas Holdem Tournament at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall. Nearly 200 poker players competed for the coveted honor of making it to the final table. Nine players achieved that goal. There are photos of this event in the 2015 Texas Hold'em Photo Gallery.
The amount raised at this event broke all previous years’ records netting just over $20,000. All those funds will be used to provide emergency assistance to hard-working people who find themselves in a one-time crisis with nowhere to turn.
This is one of three major fundraisers that Working Families' Friend hosts each year. Other events planned for 2015 are a golf tournament on June 16th at The Deuce Golf Club and the Annual Fall Cookout in the Working Families' Friend parking lot on Thursday, September 10th.
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