Bring on the Balls Delivers Fun and Fitness this Christmas
Surrey, BC – Each Christmas, 4,000 children from low income families eagerly anticipate receiving gifts donated to the Surrey Christmas Bureau, but hundreds of teenagers are left empty-handed. When the team at Sutton - Premier Realty discovered this sad fact two years ago, they decided to “bring on the balls”—specifically balls for soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball and other sports. On Wednesday, December 12, they delivered 268 balls and 40 gift hampers to the Surrey Christmas Bureau.
Managing Broker Sadaf Baig found it “absolutely shocking” that the gift area for teenagers was empty when she visited the Surrey Christmas Bureau in 2016. She told her office about the dismal offerings and in response, they launched the Bring on the Balls campaign.
In the inaugural year of Bring on the Balls, they delivered a massive 260 balls. This December, they donated even more: 268 balls and dozens of hampers containing hats, gloves, scarves, candies and $25 gift cards for movies, etc.
Lisa Werring, Executive Director at the Surrey Christmas Bureau, was on hand to accept the donations and she spoke about the difficulty in obtaining donations for teenagers. While people can find all sorts of toys for younger children, they are often unsure of what to purchase for teenagers. Sports balls are a great choice because most teens will have hours of enjoyment from that gift.
Over the past several years, Sutton - Premier Realty has raised more than $35,000 to provide food, toys and other gifts to the Surrey Christmas Bureau.
Sutton is a 100% Canadian-owned and operated company with more than 7,500 REALTORS® in over 200 offices nationwide. To find out more about Sutton, visit www.sutton.com. To learn more about Sutton Spirit, visit www.suttonspirit.com.
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