Teamwork To Make The Dream Work – A Love For Competition And Community Inspires Local Realtors To Team-Up For A Big Ball Softball Tournament To Benefit United Way of Middle Tennessee

Teamwork To Make The Dream Work – A Love For Competition And Community Inspires Local Realtors To Team-Up For A Big Ball Softball Tournament To Benefit United Way of Middle Tennessee
Realtor Terri Mason along with fellow Realtor Joann Pucciarelli are the force behind a first ever company softball tournament to benefit United Way of Middle Tennessee. The two share the duty of Co-Chairs for the annual Crye-Leike United Way fundraising campaign.

BRENTWOOD, TN., – There’s a good chance that many of the local Realtors and friends of Realtors taking part in an early November benefit softball tournament haven’t played the game in years – or perhaps never before. No one who’s signed-up so far though seems too worried about his or her athletic ability – or lack there of.

 

“Realtors are known as savvy negotiators and sales people – and not necessarily as high performing athletes,” said Terri Mason, a Crye-Leike, REALTORS agent.  “I suppose perhaps some of them consider playing in the tournament as a ?cake walk’ compared to the challenges this past year in buying and selling homes.”

 

Mason along with fellow Realtor Joann Pucciarelli are the force behind a 1st ever company softball tournament to benefit United Way of Middle Tennessee.  The two share the duty of Co-Chairs for the annual Crye-Leike United Way fundraising campaign. They believe a tournament will be both fun – getting agents from across the region together for the day – and has the potential to raise a lot of money for the agencies supported by United Way.

 

“We’re asking both players and spectators to make a modest minimum donation and we’re hoping folks will be extremely generous,” said Pucciarelli.  “We’re also going to offer delicious concessions and a variety of games to raise a substantial amount of money for United Way.”

 

Through the combination of entry fees for players and spectators along with concession and games – the slow-pitch softball players of Crye-Leike and their fans hope to hit a fundraising home run.

 

“I have to hand it to these agents – they’re a competitive bunch by nature so I’m really not surprised they settled on a softball tournament,” said Harold Crye, CEO & Cofounder of Crye-leike, REALTORS.  “It will be interesting to see how well they play.  If they can hit and catch a softball as good as they can sell a home – we should see some really amazing playing on the field.”

 

More About The Big Ball Softball Tournament

The Big Ball Softball Tournament will be played on Saturday, November 7, 2009 from 10:00am – 4:00pm at Fly Park 3640 North Chapel Road in Franklin Tennessee.  Each player will be charged a $10.00 entry fee and $5 dollars for spectators.

 

?Slow Pitch’ Big Ball Softball is played with a 16-inch ?restricted flight’ ball with an under-hand pitch to ensure easy play for participants of all skill levels. Easy to catch, throw and hit.

 

Special thanks to United Way of Williamson County representative Sonya Johnson for her support and assistance – which includes securing the use of Franklin’s Fly Field through the Williamson County Department of Parks and Recreation.

 

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 nine-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Oklahoma.

 

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.