HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – Sumner REALTORS®, the local nonprofit membership association representing more than 900 REALTORS® and affiliated professionals in Sumner County and throughout Middle Tennessee, presented checks today for $1,300 each to the Humane Society of Sumner County and The Jason Foundation.
The donations were raised through a Poker Chip Challenge and Car Show event held in Hendersonville on July 17. Participants embarked on a predetermined driving route through Sumner County, stopping to collect poker chips at local businesses. Motorists entered their names at each stop for giveaway opportunities and those who visited all 10 stops on the route and returned to the checkpoint with the maximum number of poker chips were entered into a grand prize drawing valued at $500.
Sumner REALTORS® split total proceeds from the event evenly between the two charities.
“Sumner REALTORS® is a nonprofit association but our members feel strongly about being good neighbors in the community, supporting worthy causes, collaborating with other nonprofits and leading initiatives that help improve where we all live and work. We appreciate the Humane Society and Jason Foundation for their respective missions and hope we can help spread awareness about the important work they do for animals and suicide prevention,” said Dave Chaney, CEO of Sumner REALTORS®.
The association plans to replicate the Poker Chip Challenge and Car Show event in 2022 and hopes increasing participation from the community will generate a larger charitable donation each year. Sponsors for this year’s event included Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc., Acopia Home Loans, Farmers Insurance – Michael Lajoie Agency, Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County, Halo Realty, New Beginnings Furniture, One Stop Realty, Ron Gregory Realty & Auction, Inc., Smith.Sholar.Milliken Attorneys, Warranty Title Insurance Company, and Weichert Realtors – Southern Realty Partners.
Sumner REALTORS® hosts a number of charity fundraisers throughout the year, including its upcoming annual golf tournament slated for Aug. 30 at Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club, and the Haunted Hustle, a Halloween-themed 5K race that will take place on October 30 at the Streets of Indian Lake. Earlier this year, the association organized a community blood drive with the Red Cross, and donated easter eggs and candy to childcare centers in Gallatin and Hendersonville.