Crye-Leike’s Dusty Kidd As Company’s First Good Neighbor Award Recipient

Memphis, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, Realtors has named Dusty Kidd as its first recipient of the company’s Good Neighbor Award, an award established to recognize a Crye-Leike employee’s commitment to community service.

Kidd is Crye-Leike’s sign department manager, a position he has held for the past five years.

Chief Executive Officer Harold Crye and President Dick Leike presented the award to Kidd at Crye-Leike’s annual employee luncheon. Kidd, a resident of Munford, was recognized for the exceptional contributions he has made to his community through volunteer work.

One of Kidd’s most noteworthy community efforts is his involvement with the St. Jude Bass Classic, an annual bass fishing tournament that benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Each May, fishing enthusiasts gather at Sardis Lake in Mississippi to compete in five categories for cash and prizes.

Kidd has helped with various tasks over the years in organizing this event. He starts months in advance by promoting the tournament and selling raffle tickets. As the tournament date grows closer, he works with other volunteers to pack goody bags for tournament participants. On the day of the event, he helps greet fishermen, assists with the set up for the weigh-in, serves food, and performs other needed tasks to keep the competition running smoothly.

The St. Jude Bass Classic fishing tournament has raised $1.86 million for the children of St. Jude since it began 32 years ago.

In his spare time, Kidd also enjoys organizing events throughout the year that help raise money for Youth Villages. He has done everything from cookouts to carwashes in order to raise money for this organization.

In addition to his fund-raising endeavors, Kidd was commended for his commitment to the community. For almost 20 years, he has worked as a volunteer fireman for Munford. He is also involved in Millington Recreation’s little league baseball program, donating his time as a coach.

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 28 years, is the largest real estate company serving Tennessee and the Mid-South.  It has a network of over 2,900 sales associates and 89 branch and franchise offices located in 46 counties throughout a six-state southern region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida.