Cushman & Wakefield's Future Leaders (CWFL) Group held its first annual Bowl-A-Thon for the Fairfield and Westchester County real estate industry on October 22, 2012 and raised $25,000 for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. The event took place at the AMF Rip Van Winkle Lanes at 701 Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk, Conn.
The event drew more than 150 people: 20 bowling teams, as well as a large number of real estate industry professionals who cheered on the participants. The winner of the event was Baywater Properties; the second-place winner was the brokerage team captained by James Ritman of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.
The event was organized by CWFL members Adam Klimek and Brian Scruton, both C&W associate directors. Sponsors for the event included a wide range of real estate industry companies: Amenta Emma, the Atlantic Group, Baywater Properties, Building & Land Technology, Cushman & Wakefield, CPG Architects, ClearRock Properties, Edgewood Capital, Esposito Design, Faros Properties, GTL Construction, Mack-Cali, Malkin Properties, Malkin Construction Marcus Partners, Normandy Real Estate Partners, People's United Bank, Red Thread, RFR Realty, RPW Group, RXR Realty, Saugatuck Construction, R.D. Scinto, Inc., SL Green Realty Corporation, Spinnaker Real Estate Partners, Steve Wise Associates and Willett Companies, LLC. The largest contributors, called "Kingpin" sponsors, were RFR Realty, SL Green Realty Corporation, CPG Architects and the Atlantic Group.
Other CWFL members in C&W's Stamford, Conn. and Rye Brook, N.Y. offices involved in the fundraiser are Clint Dewey, Greg Kenny, Matthew Lisk, Bill Montague and Torey Walsh.
Adam Klimek discussed the fundraiser, "We were extremely pleased with the response and turnout to the CWFL Bowl-A-Thon. It was an awesome event and it was very gratifying to see our real estate industry colleagues support such a worthy cause."
Brian Scruton added, "Since this fundraiser was so successful, we've decided to make it an annual event. Not only did everyone have a good time but, more importantly, we raised a substantial amount of money for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Our thanks to all of our sponsors and participants who gave so generously."
"We're so grateful to Cushman & Wakefield and the real estate community for coming together with tremendous passion and enthusiasm to achieve such a successful first annual event. This donation will help us fund much-needed ovarian cancer research," said Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's CEO, Audra Moran.
Cushman & Wakefield's Future Leaders Group was established in 2011. Its mission in the Americas is to create a network of rising professionals within the firm which, through its four core principles of continuing education, collaboration, and community service, will grow individually and collectively. Its professionals strive to advance the company's brand, the careers of its members, and the company's vision to provide the most creative and innovative services on a consistent basis, driving meaningful value to clients.
Commenting on the fundraiser, Jim Fagan, senior managing director and market leader of Cushman & Wakefield's Fairfield and Westchester County regions said, "I'm very proud of C&W's Future Leaders. The event was a huge success that benefited a very worthy cause."