During a “Bring on the Balls” event in 2018, members of Guildford-based Sutton Premier Realty brought hundred of sports balls and dozens of baskets for teens to the Surrey Christmas Bureau. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

CHARITY

‘Bring on the Balls’ drive launched by Surrey realty company months ahead of Christmas

Balls and money for Surrey Christmas Bureau collected at Sutton Premier Realty office in Guildford

Christmas is more than two months from now, but one Surrey realty company is already collecting items for donation to local teens.

Sutton Premier Realty’s playful “Bring on the Balls” campaign has bounced in for another year, in an effort to collect and then distribute balls – for soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball and other sports – to those in need.

The 2017, the first year of the campaign, more than 260 sports balls were delivered to Surrey Christmas Bureau for distribution, with a similar number donated last year.

• RELATED STORY, with video: Realty group donates gifts for teens to Surrey Christmas Bureau, from 2018.

“It was brought to our attention that out of 4,000 kids who rely on the Surrey Christmas Bureau, 900 teenagers were left without gifts,” Sadaf Baig, managing broker with the firm, said about the launch of the campaign.

“No child should be overlooked on Christmas,” Baig added. “Physical activity should be a fun part of a child’s life and is essential for healthy development, so we have vowed to bring on the balls! Are you ready to take on this challenge with us? Do you have the balls?”

The public is invited to bring donations of balls and money to the Sutton Premier Realty office at 15483 104th Ave., in Guildford. “The sports equipment is mainly purchased through a combination of direct donations from realtors and their fundraising projects throughout the year,” a release notes.

The team also puts together dozens of Christmas gift baskets specifically for teenagers in need.



tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Just Posted

Lord Tweedsmuir downs Seaquam in high school football

The Panthers improve to 3-1, move into a tie for second in the Eastern Conference

Liberal MP slams Conservative opponent over assisted dying views in Cloverdale-Langley City

John Aldag said Tamara Jansen had trivialized the Holocaust with her remarks

GOWN UP to raise $10m for Surrey Memorial Hospital upgrades

The money will be used to upgrade 10 operating rooms, buy cutting-edge equipment and recruit more top-notch surgeons

Canucks’ Diwali Night game gives Surrey’s Heer the thrill of DJ-ing for his favourite team

‘It should be a good game with (Alexander) Ovechkin in town’ on Oct. 25, says Jovan Heer

UPDATED: British couple vacationing in Vancouver detained in US after ‘accidentally’ crossing border

CBP claims individuals were denied travel authorization, crossing was deliberate

VIDEO: #MeToo leader launches new hashtag to mobilize U.S. voters

Tarana Burke hopes to prompt moderators to ask about sexual violence at next debate

Potent power play paces Canucks to 5-1 win over Detroit

Miller nets a pair as Vancouver wins third straight

After losing two baby boys, B.C. parents hope to cut through the taboo of infant death

Oct. 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day in B.C.

Cheating husband sues mistress for gifted ring after wife learns about affair

The husband gave his mistress $1,000 to buy herself a ring in December 2017

B.C. massage therapist reprimanded, fined for exposing patients’ breasts

Registered massage therapist admits professional misconduct

B.C. boosts legal aid funding in new payment contract

‘Duty counsel’ service restored in some communities, David Eby says

Rugby Canada helps recovery efforts in Japan after typhoon cancels final match

Canadian players wanted to “give back in whatever small way they could”

$100,000 reward for B.C. gangster extended to United States

Police belive fugitive Conor D’Monte may be in the Los Angeles area

Emily Carr University closed Sunday after fire causes some damage

The school is working with Vancouver police to assist their investigation into the fire

Most Read