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REALTOR® Games: competition and fun for a good cause.

posted Jun 8, 2018, 4:07 PM by Joyce Evans
Get ready, loosen up and make plans now to participate in this year’s PSAR 2018 REALTOR® Games. PSAR’s second annual PSAR REALTOR® Games will be held from noon to 5 p.m., Thursday, June 28, at Scobee Park, 2390 Boswell Road in Chula Vista’s Eastlake community. Registration begins at noon. The competitions begin at 1 p.m.

The REALTOR® Games will feature teams competing in mental and physical challenges. The competitions will include agility activities, such as sack race, free-throw contest, balloon catch and cornhole, as well as mental games, including spelling bee, board puzzle and REALTOR® Feud, a game resembling TV’s “Family Feud.” Another competition will consist of “Jenga,” a game of skill featuring players taking turns removing one wooden block at a time from a tower constructed of several dozen blocks (the name Jenga is derived from a Swahili word meaning “build”).

This year’s proceeds will benefit three nonprofits, including Military Warriors Support Foundation, South Bay Community Services, and Unity 4 Orphans. Last year, 200 attendees helped generate $7,500 in donations to the charities.

Once again, members of PSAR’s South County Charity Committee are organizing this year’s REALTOR® Games, including Robert Cromer, Sarah Heck, and Angie West.

“There is a lot of time, creativity and attention to detail that is given to this event,” said Cromer. “We encourage everyone to take the time and join us. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that we are going to raise a substantial amount of money for three extraordinary charities and touch the lives of their recipients through our donations.”

Sponsors of this year’s REALTOR® Games (as of press time) include Coldwell Banker West, Keller Williams Chula Vista, Team Limon at CNG Financial, Point Mortgage, Guild Mortgage, Premium Mortgage, California Preferred Escrow, Bay Equity Home Loans, West Coast Escrow, In-Depth Real Estate Services, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Home Warranty of America, Orangetheory Fitness, Cleanology, Elite Computers, Sketch Lab Co., and Frida’s Cocina.

Product, service and equipment sponsors include Preferred Home Inspections, Caffe Tazza, Fine Wood Finishing, Pacific Drain & Plumbing, Minuteman press, Award Sign Company, Surflow Entertainment, and First American Home Buyers Warranty.

Entry fee is $250 per team. Contestants will receive a 2018 REALTOR® Games event t-shirt featuring sponsor names. Spectator admission is $20 per person, which includes a taco plate, beverage and raffle ticket. For more information, visit www.psar.org/realtorgames.

Here are a few comments from last year’s attendees to the inaugural REALTOR® Games:

Angie West said, “The REALTOR® Games was such a great event. It built up such camaraderie and brought out such fun competition amongst the teams. I laughed all day watching the fun among the teams as they tried to beat each other. All in all, it was a great fun day that supported such a worthy cause.”

Kim Peterson, said, “My favorite memory was the teamwork. The teams had so much fun working together competing against the other teams. There was a lot of participation and great sponsorships. I believe this year’s REALTOR® Games will be an event that you will not want to miss!” 

“I was happy to be a part of it,” said Tony Santiago. “It was a fun and memorable day. I was pleased about all the feedback from the players, sponsors, and spectators.”

Rhonda Beathard said, “It was a successful undertaking by any measure. The REALTOR® Games had all the essentials elements, including great causes, fantastic participation, and fun games.”

“If you weren't there you missed out on a great event,” said Jan Wilcox. “I had a fun time participating. The turnout was great, everyone who participated had wonderful team spirit and ultimately a good time was had by all.”  

“My favorite memory, other than the fun time we all experienced, was that the last team I encouraged to join was our office, Coldwell Banker West, and we won the grand final,” said Merrie Espina. “The event was a huge success. Team players and volunteers did a wonderful job to support community charities. Our hard work and willingness to help make a difference. PSAR does a lot of things to raise funds to give back to the community and all members should participate as a chance to network with other people in the industry as well. As a volunteer, you provide a valuable community service, build teamwork and camaraderie. It is also a chance to be knowledgeable of resources that are helpful in our career.”

The South County Charity Committee consists of a wonderful group of caring PSAR members who are willing to share PSAR resources and talent within the community through outreach and service. Their goal is to provide the necessary support to make a positive charitable impact within the communities served by PSAR members. The volunteers serving on the PSAR Charity Committee evaluate and review requests from nonprofits in the community. Then, they select worthy charitable causes to support.

This year’s REALTOR® Games were originally scheduled on Friday, June 29,  but the date was changed to Thursday, June 28 due to a scheduling conflict at the park. Scobee Park is named in honor of Francis R. “Dick” Scobee (1939-1986), who was a Challenger Spacecraft Commander aboard the ill-fated Space Shuttle Challenger, which suffered catastrophic booster failure at 73 seconds after the launch on Jan. 28, 1986.