Last year, at their 21st annual golf outing, Russell Real Estate Services raised nearly $120,000 to help grant the wishes of northeast Ohio children fighting life-threatening medical conditions. The event brought their 21-year fundraising total to over $400,000 for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana.
Starting off as a small event that raised $100, the Russell Real Estate Services golf outing has expanded significantly over the years. It now includes 18 holes of golf, meals throughout the day, contests, auctions and a chance to hear from families whose lives have been touched by a wish come true.
But the best part is the impact the golf outing has on local kids and families. To date, approximately 50 children have had their wishes granted thanks to Russell Real Estate Services. The company plans to continue its fundraising efforts, and CEO Ron Russell hopes to hit the million dollar mark in his lifetime.
"It is rewarding anytime you are able to give back, but even better when you are able to help children, help lift the spirits of children in these really difficult circumstances," said Russell Real Estate Services General Manager and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Russell.
Family owned and operated, Russell Real Estate Services was established in 1962 and has over 560 employees spanning across northern Ohio in 8 different offices.
In 2015, Russell Real Estate Services was inducted into the Chris Greicius Society, a prestigious giving society named in honor of the child whose wish inspired the creation of Make-A-Wish.
In the summer of 2017, the entire Russell Real Estate Services team will come together once again for their 22nd annual golf outing!
2017 Russell Real Estate Services Golf Outing Details
The 2017 Russell Real Estate Services golf outing will be held on August 21, 2017 at Fox Meadow and Weymouth Country Clubs. The four-person scramble tournament costs $125 per golfer, which includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, breakfast, lunch and dinner. For an additional $20, golfers can choose which golf course they will golf on.
Not a golfer? You can still participate by volunteering during the event or by attending only the dinner for $40.
There will be contests throughout the day and an auction with plenty of great items in the evening.
For more information, please call Jim Hiles at 440-447-0611.