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2019 Kickball Winners

The official 2019 Charity Kickball t-shirt.

Last month Local 479’s Young Workers Committee hosted the 5th Annual Charity Kickball Tournament in the city of Atlanta, raising more than $32,000 for The W-Underdogs.

“Including last month’s tournament the Young Workers have raised more than $120,000 for local charities over the past 5 years!”

Glenn Peison, lead organizer 2019 games

With more than 3 months of planning, 48 sponsors, 16 raffle baskets, 300 dedicated players, and one very, very special charity, we can all be extremely proud of everyone who gathered to help make our annual kickball tournament possible and to give back to our community!

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The 2019 Charity Kickball Tournament

It’s time for some KICKBALL!!!   This weekend our Young Workers Committee will kick off the 5th Annual Charity Kickball Tournament at Noon on Sunday, September 22nd at the Atlanta Public Schools Coan Building (1550 Hosea Williams Drive NE).

Even if you’re not on one of the 20 teams you can have a great time watching the epic gameplay on the field! As in years past we’re once again offering some incredible prize packages that will be raffled off over the course of the day.

The Mekhail Brothers will provide a delicious BBQ lunch complete with veggie options, and many of our sponsors will be present so stop by and thank them for making a difference in our community! Best of all, representatives from this year’s charity, W-Underdogs will have some dogs up for adoption at the event!

Help us make this fun tradition come to life again this weekend!!!

Keep reading to find out about our charity and PRIZES!!!

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Registration Opens for 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

May 4th 2019 - the 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

 

It’s nearly time once again to meet on the greens to find out who are the best golfers in the film industry! The 2019 tournament will be on May 4th and we’ll be raising money along the way for BeLoved Atlanta, a community of women who have survived trafficking, prostitution and addiction.

 

Officers from the IA also participate in our charity tournament!

This event is open to everyone, age 18 and over!

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February Blood Drive Has Good Turnout

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile at Local 479's offices

This past Sunday the American Red Cross sent a mobile blood donation team to Local 479’s General Membership Meeting. The blood drive, organized by the IATSE Local 479 Women’s Committee, collected nearly 30 pints! That blood will go directly toward saving the lives of patients around the Atlanta area. (more…)

Get Swag at Member Blood Drive – February 2019

2019 Blood Drive - February

On Sunday, February 17th, the American Red Cross will bring their mobile blood donation unit to our General Membership meeting. They’ll be parked outside from 11am until 4pm, collecting blood from qualified members, family, and friends. People who donate will get some cool Local 479 swag – a fleece cap or a scarf! (more…)

The 2018 Charity Kickball Tournament

4th Annual Charity Kickball Tournament to Benefit LifeLine Animal Project, Presented by IATSE Local 479 Young Worker's Committee

Are you ready for some KICKBALL?!   The 4th Annual Charity Kickball Tournament will kick off at Noon on Sunday, September 30th at Coan Middle School (1550 Hosea Williams Drive NE). Even if you’re not playing on one of the 16 competing teams you should still come to cheer on your friends, have lunch with the Mekhail Brothers, buy tickets for our prize-packed raffle baskets, meet our sponsors, and adopt a dog from the LifeLine Animal Project!

We hope to break records with our giving this year, and you can help us!!!

Facebook users: click here to set yourself a reminder for the tournament (event page sign up)

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8th Annual IATSE Charity Golf Tournament

2018 Atlanta IATSE Charity Golf Tournament Poster

The IATSE Local 479 Golf Committee is now accepting sponsorships and team registrations for the 8th Annual IATSE Charity Golf Tournament, to be held on Saturday, May 5th at Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree Citythe deadline for registrations is April 13th, respond now, don’t delay! Keep reading for more details! (more…)

Hurricane Donation Drive

(UPDATED September 13) – IATSE Locals 479, 600, and 798, in association with the Teamsters Local 728, have joined in a collaborative effort with Georgia’s production companies, studios, and other industry professionals to contribute to the relief efforts for the victims of the recent hurricanes.  We have partnered with an organization called Caring For Others, Inc. and are collecting items on their behalf, which they will sort, pack, and transport directly to Houston, Orlando, and surrounding areas impacted by the storms. (more…)

Thanks from Covenant House

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Georgia O’Farrell of Covenant House Georgia contacted us today to thank YOU, the members of Local 479, for your generous gifts to their shelter for homeless and runaway children.

“Thank you IATSE 479 for bringing Christmas cheer to the homeless youth of Covenant House Georgia! Your involvement allowed many of our youth to feel the joy of the holidays for the first time. We are still hearing from our youth, “This was my best Christmas yet!””

Local Delivers Haul for Toys for Tots

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Membership Administrator Lajuana Scott wishes to thank all of the people who made donations to this year’s Toys for Tots campaign. This year the local handily filled 5 of the collection boxes and thanks to the generosity of our members and our partners there will be a few more happy children this year.