Dear Friends of Bill Hite and All Union Construction Workers:

My education at Brother Rice High School in Chicago gave me a lifetime’s worth of tools that helped me to successfully represent the interests of the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, Pipe Liners, Welders, & HVAC Workers. It laid the foundation for me to be a dedicated union member and to surpass my wildest dreams.

To show my appreciation and provide opportunity for others, I established the Bill Hite Scholarship at Brother Rice in 2014. The scholarship is available to sons of union construction workers affiliated with any of the building trades. As tuition rates have increased, our scholarship fund has often been the difference between a union-worker son being able to attend Brother Rice, or not.

Thanks to many of you and several other benefactors, 26 union-worker sons have qualified for $131,500 of scholarships. As it has since opening in 1956, Brother Rice attracts the sons of union families from all over the Southside of Chicago and neighboring suburbs and prepares them well for success after high school. In this day and age, respect, discipline, responsibility, and faith are lacking in our society. These virtues, plus a first-rate education, are instilled into the make-up of students who graduate from Brother Rice.

Let’s keep it going. To that end, I am pledging another $100,000 to the Bill Hite Scholarship Fund at Brother Rice with your help. Please join us and recruit others to do so for our first Clay Shoot Tournament on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at the private club, Halter Wildlife near Kenosha, Wisconsin. If all the locals, contractors, union vendors and financial institutions receiving this appeal give what they can give, then the Bill Hite Scholarship will continue to be available for our sons and their descendants for years to come.

We are asking for a $5,000 donation, which will include entry for a 5-shooter team at the Tournament, a delicious lunch and prizes for our winners. It’s a great way to enjoy a spring day for a great cause: helping our union brothers and sisters!

When I help a fellow union family afford the opportunity to give their son a set of tools that will serve them well for a lifetime, it feels like I am helping my own grandson. I hope you feel the same way and will give generously to the Bill Hite Scholarship at Brother Rice High School.

If you cannot make the trap shoot, any and all tax deductible contributions are greatly appreciated. Please make your reservations for the Tournament and send your donations to my good friend, Jim Casey at Brother Rice:

Brother Rice High School – Bill Hite Scholarship

Attn: Mr. Jim Casey

10001 South Pulaski Rd.

Chicago, IL 60655

I have been working with Jim for over five years to do our best to help keep a first-rate education attainable for the sons of union families. Please feel free to reach out to him at 773-429-4456 or if you have any questions.

Brother Rice High School is an IRS-approved 501(c) 3 charitable organization.  The school’s tax id is 53-0196617.

Thank you. I hope to see you on May 12th. We will have a great time among good friends.

Your friend and brother,

Bill Hite