Since its inception in 2007, the Links for Life Foundation – California has remained dedicated to being the link of hope in the lives of disadvantaged children in our community. You can help make a difference by participating in or sponsoring our annual fundraiser or by making a donation to the Foundation.
Founded and corporately sponsored by Colliers International Bay Area offices with a commitment to help local organizations make a difference in the lives of children and their families, Links for Life – California is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable foundation that provides grants to charitable organizations that benefit children in need in the Bay Area.
Since 2007, Links for Life California has given over $876,000 to over 175 different qualifying charities in the Bay Area.
San Jose, California – April 6, 2017 – Colliers International held its ninth Charity Poker Tournament at Villa Ragusa in Campbell to benefit its charitable foundation, Links for Life California. Over $43,000 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 $876,000 to 175 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 60 giveaways valued at more than $15,000, donated by Colliers brokers, their clients, and local businesses. Tournament underwriters included LWG Construction, Iron Construction, Vulcan 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 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.
John Machado of Colliers’ Silicon Valley office was this year’s tournament winner, capturing the grand prize from a great group of finalists in a battle to the finish.
Jeff Fredericks, Managing Partner of Colliers’ Silicon Valley office, commented, “As much fun as everyone has at the many Colliers events we host every year, the poker tournament has special meaning. We set aside business for a few hours and get to see the selfless and personal side of those we interact with, both inside and outside the company. I’m humbled by all the support we have received once again this year.”