Hundreds of local union members laced up their bowling shoes on Sunday for the 26th Annual Bowling for Gold tournament, organized by the Metro Washington Council’s Community Services Agency. While strikes, fun and prizes abounded, the event’s bottom line was raising money for union families in need. “This shows the solidarity that exists in our local labor movement, with union members coming out in droves to support the Emergency Assistance Fund,” said CSA Assistant Director Sonte DuCote. Printcraft workers’ “Sunday Morning Rollers #1” outscored the other 80 teams with 3350 points, and team members Washington Wilkerson, Traci Morris, Anthony Jefferis, Brian Howze, and Michael Strickland will receive $150 each in prize money. Henry Allen of OPEIU 2’s “Metro Gents,” which won second place overall, was the highest scoring individual and will also receive $150. “Congratulations to our winners, and a very special Thank You goes to Fred Allen, retired Graphic Communications Conference/IBT member, who has provided guidance and helped organize this event from the very beginning,” said DuCote. The Community Services Agency is still accepting pledges and donations to support the Emergency Assistance Fund; donate online here.
Team photos are posted online: morning teams; afternoon teams
photo: CSA staff Sonte DuCote and Sylvia Casaro-Dietert drawing tickets for a raffle prize; credit Chris Bangert-Drowns