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Local electricians bond over bag-toss for cause, fellowship

Posted at 6:04 PM, Feb 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-29 19:07:03-05

MILWAUKEE-- A simple game being played for a great cause.

On Saturday, members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 494, gathered for a "corn-hole" tournament. An event planned to promote excitement around the electrical workers industry.

A raffle and participant buy-in helped the group praise money for a local Girl Scout troop.

"We feel our outreach needs to go a little younger because there's still a lot of push for more people in STEM careers," said union member Michele Robinson.

The timing of Saturday's event offered a place to grieve for those in the industry. The local community of electrical workers is mourning the loss of five people killed during Wednesday's mass shooting at Molson Coors in Milwaukee. Those in attendance seemed to enjoy each others company.

"This is our largest turnout. There's 23 teams. So we're very excited about that," Robinson said. "I think that speaks to fellowship. You have good will. You have good feelings."

The event was open to all current and retired IBEW Local 494 members and their families.

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