On Thursday night, Oct. 17th, Local 63 member and past Secretary, Dispatcher, and Business Agent, Richard “Ricardo” Jacobelly, took 2nd place in an all night battle lasting until 12:30 a.m. the next morning. Local 13 Dispatcher, Gabe Padron, took 1st place. Local 13 member Victor Navarro, took 3rd place. In a great showing of support and solidarity, Local 26 members showed up and made the final table, one of whom took 4th place.
The players raised $10,000 that evening, when combined with ILWU, industry, and community sponsorships, puts this year’s fundraising at around $80,000+ for childhood cancer research. We can all be proud of this accomplishment as the ILWU is now a top 20 national fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation outpacing many fortune 500 company fundraisers.
Congrats to the players and supporters!