April 3, 2017
(Nashville, Tenn.) - March Madness continued through April 3 in the main Nashville office with a Hoops Contest for a Cause. On Monday, April 3, team members registered with a $5 entry fee to participate in a bracket-style tournament to shoot hoops. An over-the-door hoop was set up in the Board Room and each of the 16 contestants tried to make as many baskets as possible from a designated distance in 60-seconds. The winner of each pairing went on to the next round until a Champion was determined—Chad DeRossett, Leasing Agent, won the contest.
The money raised from entries and other contributions was donated to Give Me 10, a nonprofit community led movement to address the issue of hunger among children in East Nashville. Currently, East Nashville has six districts with a 30% poverty rate or higher (2-times the national rate). Give Me 10 was founded in 2013 in response to students, who depend on school meals, facing hunger during school breaks. Supported by the community and local schools, Give Me 10 has met the food, clothing and other daily needs of more than 200 East Nashville families.
Thank you to Micah Williams, Property Manager (Holladay-owned properties), for creating the fun with a purpose event, and to Jayme Baldwin, COI Coordinator, for identifying the nonprofit.