Bring on the Balls!
Surrey, BC – Each Christmas, when families in need receive baskets filled with food and gifts from various charities, young children eagerly unwrap their toys while their teenage siblings are often left to watch empty-handed and disappointed. Sutton - Premier Realty challenges the entire real estate community to “bring on the balls”—specifically balls for soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball and other sports popular with teenagers.
In 2017, Sutton - Premier Realty delivered 260 balls worth approximately $1,800 to the Surrey Christmas Bureau. They are planning to donate the same amount or more this December. To do this, REALTORS®, and some clients, make personal contributions.
“It was brought to our attention that out of 4,000 kids who rely on the Surrey Christmas Bureau, 900 teenagers were left without gifts,” says Sadaf Baig, Managing Broker.
“No child should be overlooked on Christmas. Physical activity should be a fun part of a child's life and is essential for healthy development, so we have vowed to bring on the balls! Are you ready to take on this challenge with us? Do you have the balls?”
Lisa Werring, Executive Director of the Surrey Christmas Bureau, saw firsthand how much people appreciated these gifts. “Very happy to hear about year two of Bring on the Balls. It was very popular last Christmas, especially the soccer balls—they practically flew out of the depot, the pink ones in particular.”
The team at Sutton – Premier Realty is also planning to put together 30 to 40 gift baskets specifically for teenagers. This is in addition to their tradition of providing families with Christmas hampers. They have raised more than $35,000 to provide food, toys and other gifts to lower income people in the past several years. In 2018, they delivered holiday joy to 13 families including 24 children.
Pictured below (left to right): Kelvin Neufeld, Managing Broker; Sadaf Baig, Managing Broker; and Larry Anderson, Broker-Owner
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.