By Tamas Mondovics
Close to 50 local Keller Williams agents, joined by a couple dozen volunteers representing Sherwin Williams, ascended on the Brandon Spots and Aquatic Center (BSAC) last month, and took part in a nationwide community service project known as RED Day
“This annual event is an initiative dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams Realty’s year-round commitment to improving our local communities,” said Julie Swain representing the realty’s Brandon Office.
Swain explained that the local project, which at BSAC, located at 405 Beverly Blvd in Brandon, involved facility upgrades with painting, replacing windows, doing some much needed repairs and preparing multiple areas, is actually a part of something much bigger.
“Each year, on the second Thursday in May, tens of thousands of associates from across the United States and Canada participate in a wide range of projects, devoting their time to renewing and energizing aspects of the neighborhoods in which they serve,” Swain said, adding that the projects are chosen by each individual market center based on a need they see within its community.
“We chose the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center because it is a non profit organization that has done so much for the community.”
Annually, across the nation, RED Day, (Renew, Energize and Donate) initiatives include rebuilding homes, refurbishing local parks, giving to local food shelters, hosting blood drives, beautifying beaches and so much more.
Tony Baroni, co chair of this year’s event agreed when she said, “We are very excited to be partnering with the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center. BSAC has a 50 plus year history of impacting children both academically and athletically throughout the Tampa Bay area. Our event this year is going to help create some awesome opportunities for our local children and families.”
Locally, the project was just one of eight, happening simultaneously around the Bay area with more than 250 agents under the direction of Keller Williams’ Kevin Chadwick group.
“This is a great project as we are making a difference in the community and see the results right away,” Chadwick said. “It’s easy to donate money, but when you are donating your time and effort it does so much more. At the end of the day, you feel great giving back to the community and that you have truly accomplished something.”
Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, Executive Director Chuck Burgess, expressed his appreciation for all the work done at the Center on RED Day when he said, “We feel so humbled and fortunate to have been chosen as this year’s service project recipient and appreciate all the agents who came together to make a lasting impact here at BSAC.”
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