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Valley Brokers and Agents Get Competitive for Charity

If real estate professionals know how to do something well, it’s handle competition. For the last 16 years, hundreds of local brokers worked year-round to raise donations for charity. Then, they set aside five hours of from their busy schedules to really tough it out in bouts of jumbo Jenga and bocce ball.

On Feb. 7, 600 brokers, agents and industry supporters competed in a picnic game Olympiad at Tempe Beach Park. This year’s event, hosted by Active 20-30 Club of Scottsdale, included bocce ball, football toss, basketball shootouts, jumbo Jenga and corn hole. Finalists in the commercial and residential divisions squared off in a dodgeball tournament, with the winners taking home bragging rights until next year.

The real estate community is resilient. Even amidst the financial meltdown, when many teams were downsizing, going bankrupt or couldn’t afford to participate, and charity was among the least of their concerns, Brokers for Kids participants managed to raise $100,000. For the first time since the event was founded 16 years ago, the annual Olympiad has included residential agents (whose similar annual fundraiser, Agents Benefiting Children, has rolled over into BFK). Event chairman Mike Coy said the idea occurred to organizers about two hours after the 2013 event wrapped up.

“We immediately started talking about next year’s event,” Coy said. “Operationally, [Agents Benefiting Children] is very similar to what we’re already doing. It was a natural evolution.”

The economy has picked up, and it’s evident in the finally tallies. Teams raised $366,000. Fifty commercial teams competed, and 10 company teams represented the residential side of the business.

Commercial fundraising benefited Boys Hope Girls Hope, which places intelligent kids in less fortunate family situations into supervised homes and enrolls them in preparatory schools. Residential fundraising benefited The Care Fund, which will use 100 percent of the event donations to grant mortgage or rent to Arizona families with children with extended illnesses or injury.

The Care Fund reported DPR’s Kyle Keller’s team raised more than $10,000 this year, which also saw 80 new competitors from residential real estate brokerages. A spirit award for Agents Benefiting Children was awarded to Ty Lusk of Keller Williams, who raised more than $4,000 in a raffle mixer and auction. On the commercial side, Caretaker Landscape’s Dena Jones and Mischelle White took home the award for raising $9,147 by hosting an “all in for kids” charity poker tournament.

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Residential Agents Join Brokers for Kids Olympiad Charity

Each year, the Active 20-30 Club of Scottsdale hosts a charity sporting competition called Brokers for Kids. After 16 years of being solely a commercial real estate event, residential real estate agents will join in the fun. More than 50 teams will go head to head in two competitions, Brokers for Kids and Agents Benefiting Children February 7, 2014 at Tempe Beach Park.Brokers for Kids 2013 Photo

The teams will participate in the Olympiad Championship which includes a quarterback challenge, volleyball, basketball, baggo, and bocce games. The top fundraising teams from both sides will also be recognized at this action packed day all for a great cause.

Throughout the year, these real estate teams and industry workers have been raising money through various fundraising efforts for two charities, Boys Hope Girls Hope and the Care FundBoys Hope Girls Hope is a non-profit that provides scholarships to underprivileged kids in both community-based and residency-based programs, ensuring a good start toward a college education. The Care Fund provides mortgage, rent and housing expense relief, as well as related lifestyle resources during a child’s extended health crisis.

“Both charities are truly amazing. While each organization helps individuals in different ways, both benefit children,” said event chairman Mike Coy. “This event is a prime example of what the Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club stands for; educating our citizens about the financial, medical, and emotional needs of Arizona’s children.

Brokers for Kids 2013 Photo 3For more information on Brokers for Kids and Agents Benefiting Children, the Scottsdale 20/30 organization, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase raffle tickets, visitwww.scottsdale2030.org.

“Every dollar counts and without the tremendous support of the commercial and residential real estate communities, this event would not be possible,” said Coy.

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Valley Professional Holding Annual Raffle For Brokers for Kids

 

Valley commercial real estate professionals are holding  an annual Brokers for Kids car raffle and tickets are now on sale.

Tickets are one for $25 or six for $100. The Brokers for Kids Olympiad event is Feb. 15 at Tempe Town Lake.

The drawing will be held on Feb. 15. You do not need to be present to win. This year you’ll have a choice of one of three vehicle options or the cash option of $15,000.

Tickets may be purchased at scottsdale2030.org/raffle_brokersforkids.

For a list of all companies raising money go to scottsdale2030.org/brokersforkids

 

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Valley Brokers Compete in Raising Money for Kids

 

This winter, brokers from the local commercial real estate industry will unite and compete in raising money to help at risk children in Arizona.

Brokers for Kids is a year-long fundraising effort, hosted by the Scottsdale 20/30, involving teams created by Valley commercial real estate market. The effort culminates with the Brokers for Kids annual event which will be held this year on Feb. 15 at Tempe Beach Park at Tempe Town Lake.

Throughout the year, brokers along with other industry professionals raise money through various fundraising efforts for Boys Hope Girls Hope. Boys Hope Girls Hope is nonprofit that provides scholarships to underprivileged kids in both community-based and residency-based programs, ensuring a good education and a start towards a college education.

“It’s truly an amazing charity that helps academically capable and motivated children in need to meet their full potential,” said Brokers for Kids Chariman Ben Hawkins. “We help these children succeed by providing value-centered family-like homes, better opportunities and education through college.”

Last year, Brokers for Kids raised more than $242,000 for Boys Hope Girls Hope. Their goal is to raise $300,000 in 2013. A percentage of the fundraising dollars is also donated to the charity of choice of the Broker’s Cup winner.

On Feb. 15, the coveted Broker’s Cup is awarded to the top fundraising team. The teams will also participate in the Olympiad Championship, a fun day of games and spirited competitions at Tempe Town Lake.

They will compete in a quarterback challenge, volleyball, basketball, baggo, and bocce games. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this day-long event.

The Scottsdale 20-30 partnered with Valley Toyota Dealers and is raffling a 2013 vehicle to drive fundraising efforts leading up to the event. Raffle tickets are now on sale and the drawing for the Toyota will occur during the Olympiad on Feb. 15, which is open to the public.

“Every dollar counts and without the tremendous support of the commercial real estate community, this event would never have become what it is today,” Hawkins said.

For more information on Brokers for Kids, the Scottsdale 20/30 organization, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase raffles tickets, visit scottsdale2030.org/brokersforkids

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Valley Real Estate Brokers Compete in Raising Money for Kids

This winter, brokers from the local commercial real estate industry will unite and compete in raising money to help at risk children in Arizona. Brokers for Kids is a year-long fundraising effort, hosted by the Scottsdale 20/30, involving teams created by Valley commercial real estate market. The effort culminates with the Brokers for Kids annual event which will be held this year on Friday, February 15, 2013 at Tempe Beach Park at Tempe Town Lake.

Throughout the year, brokers along with other industry professionals raise money through various fundraising efforts for Boys Hope Girls Hope. Boys Hope Girls Hope is non-profit that provides scholarships to underprivileged kids in both community-based and residency-based programs, ensuring a good education and a start towards a college education.

“It’s truly an amazing charity that helps academically capable and motivated children in need to meet their full potential,” said Brokers for Kids Chariman Ben Hawkins. “We help these children succeed by providing value-centered family-like homes, better opportunities and education through college.”

Last year, Brokers for Kids raised more than $242,000 for Boys Hope Girls Hope. Their goal is to raise $300,000 in 2013. A percentage of the fundraising dollars is also donated to the charity of choice of the Broker’s Cup winner.

On February 15, the coveted Broker’s Cup is awarded to the top fundraising team. The teams will also participate in the Olympiad Championship, a fun day of games and spirited competitions at Tempe Town Lake. They will compete in a quarterback challenge, volleyball, basketball, baggo, and bocce games. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this day-long event.

The Scottsdale 20-30 partnered with Valley Toyota Dealers and is raffling a 2013 vehicle to drive fundraising efforts leading up to the event. Raffle tickets are now on sale and the drawing for the Toyota will occur during the Olympiad on February 15 which is open to the public.

“Every dollar counts and without the tremendous support of the commercial real estate community, this event would never have become what it is today,” said Hawkins.

For more information on Brokers for Kids, the Scottsdale 20/30 organization, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase raffles tickets, visit www.scottsdale2030.org/brokersforkids.html