Southwestern Illinois Board of REALTORS Hosts Successful Charity Golf Tournament at Belk Golf Course, Raising Over $11,240 for Local Charities

The Southwestern Illinois Board of REALTORS (SIBR) hosted a Golf Tournament filled with fun, games, and patriotism on September 11, 2023, at the Belk Golf Course in Woodriver, Illinois. The event drew over 135 participants, including golfers and sponsors, for a day of friendly competition and community support.

The tournament, themed “Red, White, and Blue,” was a tribute to the enduring spirit of the nation, commemorating the significance of September 11th. It brought together members of the real estate community, local businesses, and community members to support two essential causes: The Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF) Foundation and the Violence Prevention Center.

One of the highlights of the event was the overwhelming support from sponsors, who generously contributed to the success of the tournament. Their commitment to these vital causes allowed SIBR to raise a remarkable $11,240 in total, with proceeds going toward both the REEF Foundation and the Violence Prevention Center. These contributions will make a meaningful impact on the communities served by these organizations, helping them provide essential services and support to those in need.

“We are thrilled to be able to support two great causes this year, the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois in honor of Toni Hannon and the Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF) in honor of Dick Wiegers two former REALTOR® members.” Commented Erica Kirk, Southwestern Illinois Board of REALTORS CEO® “In December, we merged, and we thought it would be great to support both causes. A big thank you goes to our sponsors as this event wouldn’t be possible without them.”  said Erica Kirk, Chief Executive Officer of the Southwestern Illinois Board of REALTORS®”

In addition to the golf tournament, participants and attendees enjoyed a post-event gathering, which featured awards for different competitions throughout the day. The event fostered a sense of togetherness and community spirit, reminding everyone of the power of coming together for a common cause.

SIBR remains committed to its mission of supporting local charities and organizations that make a difference in the lives of community members. The success of this year’s charity golf tournament serves as a testament to their dedication to both the real estate profession and the well-being of the local community.

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