Young Scottsdale Realty Pros

Brokers and Realtors in the Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club competed for charity last month.

Hundreds of rising real estate pros helped make the Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club’s annual charity sporting competition last month wildly successful.

In fact, the event – which brings together Brokers for Kids and Agents Benefitting Children – raised a record-breaking $700,000 for children’s charities.

Over 700 residential real estate agents and commercial real estate professionals went head-to-head at Scottsdale Stadium for the cause.

“I’m extremely proud of all our participating teams and Scottsdale 20/30 club members and amazed with what we were able to accomplish for Brokers for Kids’ 20th anniversary,” said Scott Ellsworth, who chaired Brokers for Kids.

“In the end, this event showcased the heart-power of the Phoenix commercial real estate industry and the true winners are the 27 local Phoenix children’s charities that will be receiving the much needed money and resources to make a positive impact in kids’ lives,” Ellsworth added.

Agents Benefiting Children Chairman Braydon Dennis agreed.

“It was an incredible turnout this year and every team worked so hard to give back to our community. It’s a great day of networking but most importantly, it’s all about the kids,” Dennis said.

The 80 teams participated in an Olympiad style event that included a quarterback challenge, corn hole toss, bocce ball, and dodgeball finale. This year, the event added a home run derby competition for a chance to win an all-inclusive trip.

On the Brokers side, VEREIT took home the coveted Brokers Cup for the fourth straight year by raising over $70,000 and Colliers International secure their first Olympiad Trophy.

For Agents Benefitting Children, Camelot Homes raised over $25,000, winning the Agent’s Cup Trophy. My Home Group survived the final dodgeball round and won the Olympiad Trophy.

For the last four months, the residential and commercial real estate teams have been raising money through various fundraising efforts for 27 local children’s charities, including Boys Hope Girls Hope and the Care Fund.

Boys Hope Girls Hope is a non-profit that provides scholarships to underprivileged youth in both community-based and residency-based programs.

The Care Fund provides mortgage, rent, and/or housing expense relief, as well as related lifestyle resources for families during a child’s extended health crisis.

Genuine Concepts provided food for participants and Valley Toyota Dealers was the raffle sponsor and with one person winning $15,000 in cash.

Scottsdale Active 20/30 is a philanthropic and social club that has raised millions of dollars for local Arizona non-profit organizations through its three fundraising events – NiteFlite, Brokers for Kids and Agents Benefiting Children.

It also encourages interaction with the children the club supports.

“This active participation serves to strengthen relationships with those it serves and create a true partnership with its charity partners,” the club says on its website. “This active participation embodies the Active 20/30 slogan ‘One never stands so tall as when kneeling to help a child.’”

In 1996, Scottsdale 20/30 Club created a charitable foundation, Scottsdale Active 20/30 Foundation, Inc., to ensure that the organization would be able to give to Arizona children’s charities in perpetuity.  

All proceeds from Scottsdale 20/30 Club’s fundraising activities are funneled directly to a nonprofit foundation, with 30 percent of the funds going into an endowment and the remainder going into a general fund for the club’s charity partners.

The club’s mission is to draw “the community together to raise funds for, and to educate our citizens about the financial, medical, and emotional needs of Arizona’s children.

Information: visit scottsdale2030.org.