Every year, Brokers for Kids brings together real estate teams across the Valley to help raise money for at-risk children.

These real estate teams compete all year, then meet up for an Olympiad to square off for the championship to top off their fundraising event for the year.

At the Olympiad, the teams compete in basketball, giant Jenga, bocce ball, a quarterback challenge and more. For each game, teams can donate money to better their score. The top teams then compete in the championship and the winning team is awarded with the coveted Broker’s Cup.

There is a captain position within the teams, which gives the brokers a different point of view on how the funds being raised are going to be used.

“We are able to interact with some of the kids in the community who will benefit from this event,” says Trevor Pratt, who has participated for two years and is the captain of the JLL team.

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Life-size Jenga is coming again to this year’s April 8th Brokers for Kids event at Scottsdale Stadium

Pratt also mentioned that the captains have a special opportunity to hear directly from the children about where they come from and how the fundraising has personally benefited them.

Kyle Campbell, who has participated in Brokers for Kids for three years, is the captain for Colliers’ team.

“It’s a great event and a great charity that we are raising money for,” Campbell says.

All the money raised in this year’s event is donated to the charity, Boys Hope Girls Hope, an organization that helps children prepare for college, a career and life. Children are eligible to join Boys Hope Girls Hope during middle school and gain support all the way through college to the completion of their degree.

Of the children at Boys Hope Girls Hope, 100 percent have graduated from high school and 95 percent have gone to college, according to the Scottsdale 20-30 website, this year’s host of the Brokers for Kids event.

The donations for Brokers for Kids range from $1 to $20,000. Last year, the event raised more than $349,000.

There is also a raffle giveaway at the event, where people can win either a new Toyota or $15,000 in cash.

This event not only allows brokers to help raise money for children in need, but it also allows them to get involved with the community.

“It has us making phone calls to local restaurants and businesses and puts us in contact with other individuals who care about the community,” Pratt says.

This year’s Olympiad for the real estate teams will be at Scottsdale Stadium on April 8, starting at 11 a.m.