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IBEW Local 81 bowling tournament raises funds

03.24.14

MARCH 2014, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton Edition of The Union News

IBEW Local 81 bowling tournament raises funds

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSSWB@AOL.COM
REGION, March 2nd- The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Union Local 81 in Scranton conducted their annual Toby Joyce Memorial Bowling Tournament on Saturday February 22nd at the South Side Bowling lanes in South Scranton. It was the 12th consecutive year the event had been held.

The event benefits the Friendship House, the region’s only provider of care and mental health treatment for boys and girls with emotional difficulties from toddlers to adolescents.

The Friendship House serves 750 children daily through a full range of programs including, day, evening, and weekend partial hospitalization programs, residential care and tratment, foster care and adoption, outpatient program and services in the home and community.

The organization is also home to the Northeast Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

According to Geno Arcurie Jr., Local 81 Membership Development Representative, 125 bowlers participated, slightly less than last years event, which was the most ever.

The tournament raised approximately $4,000.00 that was donated to the Friendship House. This year amount was also a little less than last years tournament. Also, there were 34 lane sponsors.

“We had electrical and building trades unions, electrical contractors, and local businesses that participated by sponsoring a lane,” stated Mr. Arcurie.

Participates came from as far away as Binghamton, New York with Myer Moskovitz, an local bowler, sponsoring 18 bowlers.

“This is a major contributing factor in helping us raise the much needed money for the Friendship House,” added Mr. Arcurie.