SAN JOSE, April 17, 2015
– Colliers International held its seventh Charity Poker Tournament at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara to benefit its charitable foundation, Links for Life California
. Over $58,000 was raised for Links for Life, which provides grants to help local organizations that make a difference in the lives of Bay Area children. Since its inception in 2007, Colliers' Links for Life Foundation has given more than $762,000 to 180 qualifying charities in the Bay Area.
The 125 participants that attended the popular event were comprised of Colliers' brokers and their guests, which included over 80 giveaways valued at more than $18,000, donated by Colliers brokers, their clients, and local businesses. Tournament underwriters included Hudson Pacific, Skyline Construction, Barry Swenson Builder, Iron Construction, Vulcan Construction, TICO Construction, and Hopkins & Carley. Five auction items as well as final table prizes were also part of the evening's festivities, including an autographed Joe Pavelski jersey, 4 tickets & a Zamboni ride at a 2015-16 San Jose Sharks game donated by the San Jose Sharks, and a weekend trip to Las Vegas including a $1,000 VISA card for airfare and dining as the grand prize.
of Colliers' Oakland office was this year's tournament winner, capturing the grand prize from a great group of finalists in a battle to the finish. "I always look forward to the Colliers Links for Life Poker Tournament. Great cause with great people," said Mascheroni. "Plus, Levi's Stadium is such a great venue, it's hard not to have a good time. The fact that I got lucky with some cards was just icing on the cake. Can't wait to try and repeat next year!"
, Executive Managing Director of Colliers' Redwood Shores office, presided over the tournament. "Colliers hosts many great events each year, but the poker tournament has special meaning. We set aside business for a few hours and get to see the selfless side of those we interact with, both inside and outside the company, as we come together to support a great cause. I'm humbled by all the support we have received once again this year."
About Colliers InternationalColliers International is a global leader in commercial real estate services, with over 16,300 professionals operating out of more than 502 offices in 67 countries. A subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, Colliers International delivers a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide, including global corporate solutions, brokerage, property and asset management, hotel investment sales and consulting, valuation, consulting and appraisal services, mortgage banking and insightful research. Colliers International has been recognized and ranked by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals' Global Outsourcing 100 for 10 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm.