Prudential Network Realty recently hosted the first Real Estate Round Robin tennis event at the MaliVai Washington Youth Center, raising more than $1,200 for the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation.
Several real estate professionals took part in the Round Robin competition, which included a clinic hosted by North Florida Professional Tennis Association local professionals, an exhibition and lunch.
The event also launched a new career mentoring program that will bring real estate professionals from all industry areas together with children attending the foundation’s programs.
“We are truly excited about the opportunity to work with tomorrow’s leaders and help develop Northeast Florida’s future Realtors,” said Prudential Network Realty Broker Manager Andy Fletcher, who is a former member of the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation board of directors.
The mentoring program will begin in the fall. A special curriculum, developed in partnership with Ronald Boatright of the Florida Real Estate Institute, will introduce youth attending the foundation’s program to all aspects of real estate careers directly from real estate professionals through mentoring and special events.
“Our foundation promotes academic achievement and positive life skills through the game of tennis,” said organization Founder MaliVai Washington.
“We use tennis to engage youth in an active and fun recreation program, but what we offer is so much more than sports. Mentorship programs make it possible for young people to learn about careers that they could potentially get involved in,” he said.
In addition to Prudential Network Realty and the Florida Real Estate Institute, sponsors included Realtor Anita Vining of Prudential Network Realty’s San Marco/San Jose office, Realtor Cici Anderson of Prudential Network Realty’s Ponte Vedra office, attorney James Pearce, Lennar Homes and Angie’s Subs.
The MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation reached its 15th anniversary this year.
The organization offers opportunities to urban core youth enrolled in its TnT (Tennis-n-Tutoring) after-school program.
Prudential Network Realty is an independently owned and operated franchise of Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services Inc. It currently ranks in the top 1 percent of all Prudential Real Estate Affiliate offices.
Since 1988, Founder, President and CEO Linda H. Sherrer has led a team of more than 300 real estate professionals in eight branch offices in the buying and selling of residential property throughout Northeast Florida.
The company also operates a corporate relocation division, a builder sales and marketing division, a title company and a mortgage company.