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NECA Golf Classic raises $90,000 to support Special Operations Forces veterans

Electrical Alliance was thrilled to participate in this year’s Washington DC NECA Annual Golf Classic fundraiser on August 30th.

The event raised $90,000 to support Special Operators Transition Foundation (SOTF), a non-profit organization committed to helping Special Operations Forces (SOF) veterans transition from the military into their next successful career.

In total, over 200 golfers participated in the event. This roaring success is thanks to the generous support from our NECA Contractors, our Labor partners, and all of the other industry partners who participated. View a complete list of sponsors here.

“The event was amazing! And being with some of our veterans throughout the day, filled our participants with a sense of pride and gratitude. We’re already looking forward to next year!” said JT Thomas, Executive Director of NECA’s Washington, DC Chapter.


“Whenever we get to partner with organizations like this, we’re all reminded of what matters most. So we’re excited to put the funds to use in helping Special Operations Forces veterans pursue their next career… and hopefully that career will be in our industry.”

What is the Special Operators Transition Foundation?

SOTF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. They help their fellows embark on their next career by providing coaching and connections to help veterans identify, prepare, and execute a personal marketing plan. They also provide unique interactive opportunities for C-Suite executives to meet and explore opportunities in small venues.

SOTF Fellows are senior Non-Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers, and Officers from Green Beret, SEAL, Delta Force, 75th Ranger Regiment, Marine Corps Special Operations, and Air Force Special Operations units. In other words, they are the military’s pro athletes with special skills and advanced degrees, ready to find the right career.

Our hope at Electrical Alliance is to help support those who choose to pursue a career with the skilled craftsmen of the IBEW, Local 26, and electrical contractors of Washington, D.C.


 About The Electrical Alliance

The Electrical Alliance is a cooperative effort between skilled craftsmen of the IBEW, Local 26 and electrical contractors of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of NECA.


Our top commitment is to set the standard for efficiency, productivity, and safety within the electrical industry. We also prioritize community involvement such as volunteer initiatives including food banks, coat drives, monetary contributions, and other events like the NECA Golf Classic.


Whether we’re helping companies find contractors, encouraging working electricians to learn more about membership with Local 26, or training individuals to start a career with the wages and benefits they deserve, we take pride in providing a quality union that benefits all.


Want to learn more about our training programs?

Head to our training page to see how you can start your career in electrical and telecommunications technologies.


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By: Jerry Rivera, Safety Director of Washington, D.C. Chapter of NECA

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IBEW Local 26 electricians have heart. When they discovered that hand sanitizer had become difficult to purchase, as a result of many snatching up cleaning supplies during the pandemic, they snapped into action. Seen as a win-win by the local union, 26 was able to purchase large quantities of the sanitizer from two local small businesses, McClintock Distilling and Baltimore Spirits Company, then distribute it to their workforce in need.

The Reach at The Kennedy Center

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