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Annual MDA Union bowling tournament Sunday

(Cedar Rapids-KWWL) The annual MDA Union Bowling Tournament is set forthis Sunday, March 22.

It was 27 years ago local union members got together and bowled for MDA.  To date, local unions and their members have raised over $275,000 to benefit the families MDA serves in Eastern Iowa.

Over 100 union members from the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area will gather at Westdale Bowling & Lazer Tag Sunday, March 22, 2009 for the 27th Annual MDA Union Bowling Tournament.  Union members are raising funds for families in Eastern Iowa with a neuromuscular disease.  Bowlers will register at 2:00 PM with a 3 game 9-pin tournament beginning at 3:00 PM.

The following unions have registered teams for the event: Carpenters Local #1260, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #1362 & #1634, National Association of Letter Carriers Branch #373, Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Local #125, RWDSU Cereal Workers Local #110 and the United Auto Workers Local #1024. Following the tournament, awards will be given out for top fundraisers and bowlers.

The funds raised through the bowling tournament help improve the quality of life for more than 400 families in Eastern Iowa who are served by the Association.  These services include free clinical care at the U of I Hospitals and Clinics, support groups, payments and repairs on wheelchairs, leg braces and communication devices, genetic counseling, youth summer camp and a worldwide research effort to find the treatments and cures for neuromuscular disease.  All of these services are provided at no direct cost to the patients and their families. 

For more information on the bowling tournament or other local events, please contact the MDA district office (319) 393-8905.

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