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Published January 19, 2013, 09:45 PM

Fargo Teamsters Club members are giving back one last time

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- After closing for good, Fargo Teamsters Club members are giving back one last time, and they're making a point of keeping it local.

By: Becky Parker, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- After closing for good, Fargo Teamsters Club members are giving back one last time, and they're making a point of keeping it local.

They handed a hefty check to the Disabled American Veterans at a fundraiser today. For the past 7 years, this fundraiser has been held at Teamsters. Now that it's closed, they had to switch locations, but the Teamsters still made their presence known one last time.

Gaming manager Kathy Sauvageau surprised DAV officials with a 25-thousand dollar check.

The money is part of 71-thousand dollars worth of charitable gaming funds left over after the group's national president shut it down in November, accusing people who run the club of mishandling money.

Sauvageau says she was determined that the funds stay local.

Sauvegeau: "That money was raised in this area. So, I felt like there's no reason why it shouldn't be dispersed in this area to stay within our community."

Shannon Norton/DAV Commander: "The Teamsters and us have gone way back for many years. We've always worked with one another. For them to present a check of this nature just is amazing."

Teamsters also gave 10-thousand dollars to the Emergency Food Pantry, and five-thousand to the Dorothy Day House and Special Olympics.

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