Crye-Leike agent Laura Hiegel-Williams created her "Little Dribblers" program to promote the importance of kids staying fit and active and to use her skills as a one-time University of Central Arkansas basketball player to teach kids the fundamentals of basketball.

CONWAY, AR.- As a Realtor, Crye-leike agent Laura Hiegel-Williams places a priority on doing what’s right for the community and taking care of the little details.  So it comes as no surprise that the one-time University of Central Arkansas Basketball “All Conference” standout is taking that approach beyond buying and selling houses.

“Focusing on the fundamentals, whether it’s in sports or real estate sales has always been my approach,” said Laura.  “So when the opportunity presented itself to combine my passion for basketball as a way to help children and their school, I just couldn’t resist.”

For the 2nd year, Laura is embracing a new trend in youth basketball that she believes fosters so much more than a child’s potential athletic ability.  The youth fitness project and school fundraising phenomenon has come to be known as “Dribblers” or “Little Dribblers.”

“What we do is teach kids the fundamentals of dribbling, shooting baskets and lay-ups to promote physical fitness and fun,” said Laura. “While they get to be active and learn the basics of being part of the team their performances can help the school raise money and generate an amazing half-time show during the high school team’s games.”

Laura’s “Dribblers” perform at St. Joseph High School basketball games.  At a modest cost to each child of just $35-dollars, each receives their own basketball, t-shirt and team picture.  With sponsorship support from local businesses, the Dribblers aim to raise funds to help the High School team with away-game travel expenses.

“We’re all looking for ways to cover the fuel bills these days and the school is no exception,” said Laura.  “So here’s an approach that puts it all together in a way that everyone wins.  For me personally, I get to spend more time with my own children, I help all the kids learn the basics of basketball and play as a team and hopefully our school can get some extra money from sponsors to help with the gas bill.”

The Dribblers have their first performance this month, Monday, October 20, 2008 at 6:30pm at the St. Joseph Family Activity Center.

To learn more about Dribblers and sponsorship opportunities and for all your real estate needs and personal referral you can call Laura Hiegel-Williams at 501-733-3809 or email her at

Laura is an agent in Crye-Leike’s, REALTORS Conway, Arkansas branch office located at 1065 Skyline Drive.  She is a licensed Realtor in Arkansas assisting buyers and sellers primarily in Faulkner County. Laura specializes in all types of residential real estate sales with a focus on first time homebuyers and is a member of the Arkansas Association of Realtors (AAR) and National Association of Realtors (NAR).

Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 4,100 sales associates and 132 corporate and franchise offices located in 65 counties through-out the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in the following areas of specialty: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, commercial business and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals.  In 2007, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $5.7 billion with 32,500 closed transaction sides.