SOURCE: Long Island Board of Realtors

January 25, 2007 09:00 ET

Long Island Board of Realtors® Bowl-a-Thon Raises $12,000 to Strike Out Diabetes

LONG ISLAND, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 25, 2007 -- The 11th annual "Realtor Rumble" bowl-a-thon raised more than $12,000 for the Diabetes Foundation of Long Island. The fun-filled Realtor® event held in October at the Syosset Lanes in Syosset, New York included unlimited bowling, raffles and prizes. Funds raised were earmarked for diabetes research.

The event was held as part of the "We're More Than Realtors®" campaign coordinated by the Long Island Board of Realtors (LIBOR) and their Public Relations Committee. This is one of many philanthropic events that showcases the support real estate agents provide to the local community and to nonprofit organizations on Long Island throughout the year.

"Our annual Realtor Rumble is a wonderful way to bring together dedicated Realtors® who want to support their local communities and volunteer to make a difference," said Gil Picard, President of LIBOR. "We are delighted that Realtors® came together to raise a great deal of money for such a worthy cause," added Frank Urso, Chairman of the LIBOR's Public Relations Committee. "Realtor Rumble is another great example that demonstrates 'We're More Than Realtors®,'" he added. The fun-filled afternoon event featured media personality Donna Donna and the WBAB Street Team who broadcasted live from the event.

About Long Island Board of Realtors, Inc.

The Long Island Board of Realtors, Inc. is a nonprofit trade association consisting of more than 29,000 real estate professionals. LIBOR is the largest local Realtor® Board in the Country with ten Chapters that cover the North Shore, South Shore and Central areas of Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties. Many Realtor® members actively volunteer to participate in their local Chapter meetings and fundraising events. Local Realtors® proudly support such great organizations as:

Ronald McDonald House
The Long Island Chapter of Rebuilding Together
The Optimists Inc. (Queens)
Street Life Ministries of Flushing
Lighthouse of Deliverance (Queens)
MDA (Queens)
Diabetes Research Institute (Nassau)
The Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes (Nassau)
Long Island Cares the Harry Chapin Food Bank (Suffolk)
Kids Need Us, Inc. (Suffolk)
The Retreat (Suffolk)
The Huntington Historical Society (Suffolk)
Habitat for Humanity (Nassau)
Open Gate Association (Suffolk)
Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk (Suffolk)
Mather Memorial Hospital (Suffolk)

Contact Information

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    Alyssa Nightingale
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