Friday, March 9, 2012

This is what we union thugs do on our Saturday nights

We hold silent auctions to raise funds for autism research.

For the fifth year in a row, Teamsters Local 25 in Boston (soon to be the subject of Mark Wahlberg's new reality show) will host the Light Up the Night Gala to promote autism awareness and to raise money for local programs that help autistic children.

Local 25 raised more than a half million dollars for autism in the past five years. Members from Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire have held fund-raising walks, motorcycle rides, golf tournaments and the annual gala.

We'll let Local 25 extend the invitation:
Make sure to “save the date” and join us for our fifth annual Light up the Night Gala on Saturday, April 7, 2012, and enjoy a lively reception, exciting silent auctions, a live band and dancing and much more!
Teamsters Local 25 – and our membership of nearly 11,000 men and women – believe that the community as a whole is an integral piece of the puzzle in taking us one step further towards finding a cure for Autism. It is our job in the workplace, but also in the community, to bring attention to this disorder...
Oh, and btw, "thugs" stands for Those Helpful Union Guys.

Christopher Duffley, the amazing singer in the video above, is the son of Teamsters Local 25 member Steve Duffley.