Guest blog by Travis-Lee Moore, Nathan Grace Real Estate.
“A turkey walks into a bowling alley…….but seriously.”
Last month, in November, the MetroTex Realtors in Action Committee hosted the once again wildly successful Turkey Bowl! The event was themed “Disco Inferno” this year and more than 200 bowlers and cheerleaders - another sold-out crowd - gathered at the Plano Super Bowl for an afternoon of real estate industry bowling good times and competition. The event and its attendees raised a whopping $8,725.00 that goes to our fantastic partners at the North Texas Food Bank. Every dollar feeds six people, so in one afternoon we managed to come together to see that more than 52,000 folks were fed. Strike!
The Turkey Bowl is an annual event that takes place every November. Bowlers compete for top bragging rights and attendees purchase an overabundance of raffle tickets in hopes of winning iPads and $500 gift cards.
Realtors in Action, Leadership, and Leadership Alumni volunteer at the North Texas Food Bank about once per quarter. We encourage all members to join us, even (or especially) those not currently serving on a committee. Watch our social media pages for upcoming volunteer days. Everyone is welcome. Bring your clients, your kids (ages 10 and older, please), or your entire office. If you’ve got a scout or honor society candidate at home who needs volunteer hours, this is a great place to fulfill some of that requirement. We make a big impact in the few hours we’re there. It’s fun, it’s easy, and it feels great to do something to help end hunger right here at home.
We can do ninety-two!
The North Texas Food Bank, founded in 1982, is a Dallas nonprofit hunger relief organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of more than 200 Partner Agencies in 13 counties. As a member of Feeding America, NTFB supports the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through education, advocacy and strategic partnerships.
MetroTex represents more than 18,000 real estate professionals involved in all aspects of the real estate industry. Established in 1917, MetroTex represents the entire North Texas region as the area’s largest REALTOR association. MetroTex is an advocate for the real estate industry, the real estate professional and private property rights. Association Mission Statement - The MetroTex Association of REALTORS, Inc. exists, in conjunction with the Texas Association of REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS, to serve all members by providing products and services which help members succeed in their business in an ethical and professional manner.