Crye-Leike, REALTORS Agents David Goldstein and Tammie Del Donno

MAUMELLE, AR., – The players of golf love their sport for many reasons.  At times it’s all about skill and intense focus and at other moments it’s the enjoyment of spending time with friends and colleagues that makes the game so much fun.


The love of the sport will bring dozens of players together soon in Maumelle for more than just a game.  While the mission will be to sink putts of course – on the course for one day it will be about generating a sizable donation to fund the research into finding a cure for juvenile diabetes.


“The statistics are staggering,” said David Goldstein, a Broker with Crye-Leike, REALTORS. “24 million people have diabetes and someone is diagnosed every 30 seconds. Statistically diabetes is the single most costly chronic disease in the US.”


The numbers are what motivate Goldstein along with agent Tammie Del Donno who together are co-chairs of the annual fundraiser.  They’re very excited to be presenting the company’s upcoming 4th annual Crye-Leike Charity Classic at the Country Club of Arkansas in Maumelle to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).


“Of course we all love the game of golf – and that’s what makes this kind of fundraising such a joy for us,” said Goldstein.  “When you do something you love and enjoy and at the same time are able to help others – it doesn’t get more perfect than that. We also want to find a cure and giving back to the community who supports us – is what it’s all about. ”


Since you’re dealing with serious golfers who want to play to win, the Charity Classic takes on that motto too – aiming to raise serious dollars for the JDRF.  The foundation’s mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.


“We have sponsorship levels that start at $200 dollars which would allow a company or individual to have a sign at a single hole,” said Del Donno.  “Where a company or individual can have a huge impact on our level of fundraising is to come onboard at a donation level of 25-hundred to five thousand dollars.”


The Crye-Leike Charity Classic is all about teamwork too.  Everyone who participates will play in teams of four and when everyone is done playing there will be awards and recognition for the top teams and individual players.


“It’s no secret that it’s been a tough year for people – who are cutting back on all kinds of spending and giving,” said Goldstein.  “We have been fortunate to see a terrific level of support from sponsors and players.  And we’d love to hear from anyone who would like to join in the fun and fundraising.”


More About the Crye-Leike Charity Classic

The Crye-Leike Charity Classic will be played on Thursday, October 1, 2009 at the Country Club of Arkansas in Maumelle.  The schedule for the day will begin with the driving range opening and registration beginning at 11:00am, followed by lunch at 11:30 and Tee Time at 12:30pm.  After the golfing ends, there will be an awards ceremony and food served at the clubhouse.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers.


For information on sponsoring or joining the play please contact Crye-Leike’s Tammie Del Donno at 501-258-0712.


About Crye-Leike, REALTORS Agents David Goldstein & Tammie Del Donno

David Goldstein is a licensed Broker in Arkansas, based out of the Crye-Leike, REALTORS North Little Rock branch office.  He is a Multi-Million dollar producer, Certified Premier Property Specialist, Certified Relocation Associate, REALTORS Institute Graduate and member of the National Association of Realtors.


Tammie Del Donno has been with Crye-Leike for five years and is a licensed Realtor in Arkansas based out of the company’s North Little Rock branch office.  She works with buyers and sellers in and around the Central Arkansas Region – specializing in all types of residential real estate sales.


This is the 4th year David Goldstein and Tammie Del Donno have chaired the Crye-leike Charity Classic.


About Crye-Leike, REALTORS

Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 6th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,000 licensed sales associates based out of more than 120 corporate and franchise offices located 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: residential sales, mortgage, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services.  In 2008, Crye-Leike attained a sales volume in excess of $4.2 billion with 25,871 homes sold.