JDRF Real Estate Games
Savills Studley has been a proud supporter of JDRF for 27 years. Suburban Washington DC Executive Manager Adam Singer founded the JDRF Real Estate Games in 1990 as an annual fundraiser sponsored by the Washington DC real estate community. Donations benefit the JDRF Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Chapter which goes to type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.
The Real Estate Games are a day-long Olympics-style event where brokerage and development firms come together to support a great cause – and compete for bragging rights. The first games featured 23 companies and 200 participants. Over the years it has grown considerably, with the games now drawing 70 companies and over 2,000 participants.
Throughout its history, the games have raised over $7 million. In 2016, a new annual record was set: $520k.
Savills Studley employees join in on the day-long event and compete in a variety of sports and games. Out of 42 events offered, Savills Studley athletes compete in typical sports like basketball, track, tennis, volleyball, and golf. The games also include fun events like obstacle courses, tug of war, and various relays.
In 2016, Savills Studley took home 5 medals: a gold in Women’s Tennis, silver for Women’s Basketball, silver and bronze for Women’s Punt, Pass, Kick Contest, and silver in Men’s Bike Race.
In addition to 2016 being a record breaking year not only for donations raised and attendance, 2016 also saw the inaugural New York JDRF Real Estate Games. 12 teams of 10 participants each, including Savills Studley, participated and raised $85k for the inaugural games.