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Machinists, Pacific Raceways raise nearly $43,000 for charity

Machinists Union officer Robley Evans presents a ceremonial check for $42,905 to Pacific Raceways as a thank you for its help with union charity fundraisers over the past seven years. - Courtesy photo
Machinists Union officer Robley Evans presents a ceremonial check for $42,905 to Pacific Raceways as a thank you for its help with union charity fundraisers over the past seven years.
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Machinists Union District Lodge 751 and Pacific Raceways recently celebrated seven years of partnership in charity work.

The union presented raceways owners with an oversized ceremonial check for $42,905, which is the amount of money they've raised together to benefit Guide Dogs of America.

In each of the past seven years, District 751 Machinists have sold discount tickets to drag racing events at Pacific Raceways. All proceeds from those ticket sales – nearly $43,000 – have gone to Guide Dogs of America, which is a California-based charity that provides service dogs and training in their use free of charge to blind or vision-impaired people across the United States and Canada.

"Pacific Raceways and the Fiorito family have been great partners," said Robley Evans, the vice president of Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-F and the chairman of District 751's Pacific Raceways event committee. "Thanks to them, we've been able to make a real difference in people's lives, and we've had a good time doing it."

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