Raise $53,000 For Local Nonprofits!
Stirling Properties has its own version of the Olympic Games! Employees recently celebrated the 5th Annual Stirling Olympics, an event hosted by the Stirling Stewardship Committee to raise money for charitable causes throughout the Gulf South region. The event was a HUGE SUCCESS, raising $53,000 for local nonprofit organizations!
Funds raised benefited Next Generation, which helps facilitate student-initiated lunch clubs on Junior and Senior high school campuses to connect students in conversation and with local mentors for guidance on real-life issues such as bullying, suicide, violence, drug abuse, relationship struggles, and excellence in education, as well as The Learning Tree, which provides educational, residential, and support services for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. Representatives from each organization were on hand to accept a check for $26,500 each.
Throughout the day, Stirling Properties’ team members battled one another in quirky competitions and relay races such as Musical Chairs, Hula Hoop Chain, Caterpillar Race, Dodgeball, Bucket Heads, Puzzle Relay, and The Funky Chicken. Scores were tallied, and individual medals were awarded for each event. Although our athletic skills were not of world-class caliber, a good time was had by all!
The games were judged by Christi and Steve Zito (Zito Russell Architects), Steve Serio (Fishman Haygood), Elizabeth Schmelling (New Orleans Moms Blog & Red Stick Moms Blog), Tommy Buckel (Duplantis Design Group), and Kasey Dorr (RCI). (A couple of flags were thrown, but no players were ejected this year for unsportsmanlike conduct!) Dick Cyr served as the event emcee. Fidelity Bank, Smoothie King, and Whole Foods Market provided participants with food and beverages throughout the day.
The Gold Medal overall went to the Lime Tamers. Congratulations to Roslyn Rogers, Denise Tatum, Peggy Sayler, Kelly Wellmeyer, Donna Allsup, Jack Conger, Johnny Tolson, Grady Brame, Chris Mastio, and Tracy Gandy! The Blue Team took home the Silver Medal—Chris Abadie, Claire Draper, Joyce Ori, Sharon Amacker, Brandon Gerak, Rachel Jerkins, Cheri Magee, Kennedy Striplin, Rebecca Pritchard, and Bradley Cook. Gangsters in Paradise secured the Bronze Medal—Griffin Lennox, Donna Derokey, Amanda Goldman, Lynn Blanchard, Kathy McGoey, Scott Macdonald, Saban Sellers, Townsend Underhill, Carly Plotkin, and Kylie Ferguson.
At the end of the day, Stirling Properties’ partnership group treated everyone to a special presentation called “The Mane Event.” They competed among themselves in a hobby-horse obstacle course race! Employees were able to cast votes for Best of Show and Course Grand Champion. Donna Taylor swept the competition in both style and grace with her horse, Sassy Sparkle Boots. Townsend Underhill took home the award for Outstanding UNDERachievement with his horse, Race For The Crown.
A heartfelt thanks to all of our supporting sponsors, including Wright & Percy, Richard Price, Brasfield & Gorrie, Fishman Haygood, Duplantis Design Group, Zito Russell Architects, Whitney Bank, Walker & Dunlop, Rotolo Consultants, IBERIABANK, Fidelity Bank, Capital One, Vinson Guard, Rozas Ward Architects, Louisiana Landscape, J&B Machine Co., BH Management, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, VergesRome Architects, Tudor, Stratum Engineering, Regal Construction, Jefferson Sprinkler, Baker Donelson, and Acadia Land Surveyor.
And a big shout-out to the Stirling Stewardship Committee and the Olympics Committee for all their hard work organizing the event and making it happen! You all deserve a round of applause!!