Fifty eight and 3,000 were the winning numbers from the recent Columbus Commercial Industrial Investment Realtors golf event fund-raiser for Homeport.
Fifty eight was the lowest “scramble” or best-ball team score produced by the foursome representing Kayne Law Group.
Three thousand dollars was generated for Homeport operations from the July 20 tournament that had over 90 participants and 20 sponsors including Columbus Realtors and Title First Agency.
But the numbers from the outing at North Star Golf Club in Sunbury only tell part of the story, said Peter Tripp, Homeport’s Director of Donor/Investor Relations. Events like the CCIIR tournament create and solidify relationships, Tripp said.
“The last three years partnering with our friends at CCIIR and the sponsors of the annual golf outing has raised important revenue, created greater awareness of the Homeport mission, and has introduced us to new companies and individuals,” Tripp said. “Many have chosen to support our work beyond the CCIIR golf outing. CCIIR makes Homeport better. We appreciate its sustained friendship. We and the residents we serve are winners for it.”
Supporting a non-profit in real estate is a natural connection, said Steve Heiser, president of CCIIR and a real estate agent with the Sperry Van Ness/Wilson Commercial Group. But what makes it even easier to support is Homeport’s overall mission, Heiser said.
“Homeport helps people survive and thrive,” Heiser said, referring to supportive services provided to residents including access to financial fitness courses, produce fairs, after school programming, health care and education.
The winning golf score of 58 came from a team led by Homeport Young Professionals affinity group member Josh Barkan. Barkan was joined in a foursome that included Kayne Law Group partner attorney Ryan Crossley and Kayne clients-friends Kevin McGrath and Clayton Davis.
“Our whole group had a blast,” Barkan said. “This is our second time participating and we always enjoy being a part of it. Homeport is a great organization and affordable housing is a great cause to support. We look forward to participating in the future.”
(Individuals or businesses interested in supporting Homeport including its after-school initiatives can do so by contacting Peter Tripp, Director of Donor/Investor Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 614 545-4853.)