Press release

Real Estate Brokerage Shoots Hoops for Youth Mental Health Awareness

CB TREC sponsors Hoops Charity Basketball Tournament for YouthSpeak Performance Charity

Vaughan, Ontario, July 17, 2018 — Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Centre (CB TREC), announced its support of the first 5on5 Hoops Charity Tournament for Mental Health Awareness. The community basketball fundraiser will be hosted by CB TREC to raise funds for YouthSpeak Performance Charity (YouthSpeak), a non-profit organization that advocates for youth mental wellness.

The 5on5 Hoops Charity Tournament is one of several fundraising events being sponsored this year by

CB TREC on behalf of YouthSpeak. Dean Artenosi, Vice President Operations at CB TREC comments, “Given today’s serious mental health concerns, we selected YouthSpeak as our charity of choice. The work they do is very valuable – they deal with youth at a grassroots level and have local impact. YouthSpeak will receive 100 per cent of the proceeds from this tournament and all other fundraisers we’re sponsoring.”

CB TREC‘s goal is to raise $50,000 from the upcoming 5on5 Hoops Charity Tournament. Earlier this year, the brokerage raised $10,000 in its “To Be Honest Challenge”, an online fundraiser for YouthSpeak. Watch the video.

The tournament will be held on Saturday, August 11 in Newmarket. In addition to basketball, there will be live music, family games, contests and prizes, and a 50/50 draw. “Several opportunities exist for fellow realtors to join us in supporting this great cause, “ explains Mr. Artenosi. “They can join our team of volunteers, become a courtside sponsor, register a team in the tournament, or donate contest prizes.” For more information and to register for the 5on5 Hoops Charity Tournament: www.hoopscharity.ca

About Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Centre

An Ontario-based real estate brokerage with offices in Toronto, Vaughan, Newmarket, Innisfil, Barrie and Orillia, our experienced team of residential and commercial agents operate across southern Ontario, helping clients reach a wide range of real estate goals. Originally founded in 1906, the Coldwell Banker brand was built on a commitment to professionalism and customer service, which remains the cornerstone of our business philosophy. Coldwell Banker is one of the oldest real estate companies in North America and this experience has helped us achieve a 98% customer satisfaction rating in Canada for the last 22 years (based on 75,000 Canadians surveyed yearly), a track record unparalleled in the Canadian Real Estate Industry.

About YouthSpeak Performance Charity

YouthSpeak is a non-profit organization that publicly speaks about mental wellness. We contribute to the mental and social wellbeing of students who may be facing challenges by creating awareness that bullying, mental health, and addiction impacts everyone in the community. We empower youth who face challenges through leadership training, in order to increase their social and emotional strengths and positively impact their world by sharing their personal stories in assemblies and workshops. YouthSpeak has reached over 200,000 students, teachers, and community leaders. www.youthspeak.ca