press release from the SB Association of Realtors

The Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS® 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament exceeded expectations by raising $57,000 to benefit Sarah House. The amount surpasses last year’s tournament total of $38,000 donated to Katie’s Fund.

The 2016 Golf Tournament benefitting Sarah House provided a great opportunity to channel the resources and community reach of the SBAOR. “To be able to raise $57,000 dollars is fantastic. Especially when it was such a fun way to do It.” commented Alec Bruice, president of SBAOR. Sarah House offers end-of-life care for low income and homeless men and women of the Santa Barbara Community. The non-profit continues its original mission by providing for men and women with HIV/AIDS as well. Founded in 1989 by Alice Heath, Sarah House has continued to touch the lives of many Santa Barbara residents through “extraordinary kindness.”

The Association of REALTORS® has a rich history of fundraising work dating as far back as 1917. This form of fundraising has always been a contributing factor to the success of the Association and the surrounding community. The Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS® continues to partner with local organizations to help preserve the integral role they play in our community.

The SBAOR wants to especially thank Drew Wakefield of the Events Committee and Kasey Gilles of the SBAOR as well as the entire Events Committee for all of their hard work that made this donation possible: Marisa Holly, Todd Hull, Lee Hung, Maria Jimenez, Terre Lapman, Martha McNair, Sylvia Miller, Guy Rivera, Sarah Sinclair, Stan Tabler, Robert Walsmith Jr, and Rick Wilson. Thanks also to all of the participants of the 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, our sponsors, and all of our 1,200 members who make this achievement possible.

The Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS® serves as a liaison between SBAOR members and between SBAOR members and the community. SBAOR is dedicated to enhancing Association members’ ability to conduct their real estate business by providing education, tools, and resources. The Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS® wants members to be successful in order to bring quality and a professional standard to homebuyers, sellers, in their real estate transactions. Visit for more information.

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