The MetroTex Realtors In Action Committee Does It Again!

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.

MetroTex Committee Spotlight: REALTORS in Action

Getting involved in the community is the primary goal of the REALTORS in Action Committee. RIA members coordinate a variety of events throughout the year. In 2016, we’re volunteering quarterly at the North Texas Food Bank, and running both the Trinity Treasure Run 5K and the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. We’ll be hosting a variety of events during Health and Safety Awareness month, and the ever-popular Turkey Bowl. We have a lot of fun and our focus is on making DFW an even better place to live.

The committee meets monthly as needed, and new members are always welcome. See a cause that needs some extra support? Come to a meeting and let’s talk about how we can get together to help. For more information, contact the Communications Department at communications@dfwre.com. You may also view the full calendar of meeting dates here.

Trinity Treasure Run 5K – Get Moving For a Great Cause (And a Great Time)

Attention Realtors, readers and friends! Whether you’re one of those fitness types who can run a 5K without breaking a sweat, or one for whom “running” is merely a euphemism for rushing to the next appointment while breaking a few traffic laws – this event is for you. Run or walk (or sign-up somebody else from your office to run or walk) this easy, FUN trail and help raise money for a great cause. Or, if the extent of your exertions lies in lifting a pint – join us after the race at Four Corners Brewery for good times and great networking.

The Trinity Treasure 5K run/walk (3.1 miles) will follow the Trinity Skyline Trail with its picturesque views of downtown and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Grab your friends and colleagues and sign up today to show some DFW Realtor Spirit!

Proceeds from the event benefit the MetroTex Charitable Trust and Be the Difference Foundation. The MetroTex Charitable Trust awards grants each year to local school programs that benefit students and help build communities. Be the Difference Foundation raises funds for research and programs in the fight against ovarian cancer.

What better way to spend a Tuesday evening than doing something great for your body and your community? Find the Trinity Treasure 5K on Facebook and invite your friends!

Use the code 2016TREASURE for $5 off entry to the 5k! 
April 12th  $35
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Sign up for the Trinity Treasure 5K here.

Contributed by: Brenda Masse, Green Scene Home Inspections