Hockey Helps the Homeless Raises More Than $100,000
London, ON – The results are in and the 3rd Annual Hockey Helps the Homeless (HHH) event has raised an estimated $112,000 for local charities. Several Sutton sales associates, brokers and staff played hockey, helped to organize the May 7th event and volunteered. Among the top fundraising teams were Sutton Group - Preferred Realty Inc.* in third place with $8,185 and the London St. Thomas Association of Realtors (LSTAR) in fourth spot with $7,775.
Playing for Sutton Group – Preferred Realty Inc.* were Hayden Payne, Warren Shantz and Ken Payne (pictured above left to right on the ice with Gerry Weir). In addition, Broker of Record Gerry Weir donated $2,000 to sponsor the team; REALTOR® Dan Grantham helped to coordinate the event and has served on the board of Youth Opportunities Unlimited, and Office Manager Lori Payne volunteered for the second time.
“What is so fantastic is the participation of the pros,” says Warren Shantz, who has played each year and recruits all of the HHH players and organizes divisions. “Three recognized stars have offered to come back next year, raise money and join the Sutton Group Preferred team because we have so much fun! The dollars raised locally stay local and it just does not get any better than that.”
“A highlight this year was raising $450 in just minutes! I was an auctioneer in the Sutton Group Team dressing room with Megan Bozak of Team USA and Rebecca Johnson of Team Canada. They autographed their sweaters and we auctioned them off.”
Warren was also the 10th highest individual fundraiser at $1,875. He would like to thank the Geraghty family and Geraghty Management for their generous sponsorship. Proceeds of this fundraiser benefit Youth Opportunities Unlimited, the Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness in London and the Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre.
Alex Sworik, Michael Legg, Wayne Gibson and Bruce Sworik from Sutton Group - Select Realty Inc.* were on the LSTAR team.
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