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BHG Mason-McDuffie to Host Fundraiser April 26 for The Children’s Village

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RISMEDIA, April 15, 2013–The agents, managers and staff of Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate, in partnership with the World Transformation Center (WTC), will host a Charity Poker Tournament on Friday, April 26 to benefit The Children’s Village of Sonoma County. The event is open to the public, and will be held at Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant in Pleasant Hill.

A raffle will be held, and tickets are now on sale to the public.  The lucky winner of the Grand Prize will receive one month’s paid mortgage, up to $5,000, donated by Land Home Financial.  “We are happy to support this wonderful cause and hope that this donation will make a difference in someone’s life,” said Brad Waite, president, Land Home Financial.

This is the second annual Charity Poker Tournament hosted by Mason-McDuffie.  In 2012, the company raised $75,000 for The Children’s Village. Kathy Ollerton, Director of Charities for Mason-McDuffie, looks forward to making another sizable donation to this worthwhile organization in 2013.

“This great charity establishes a stable, family-like setting for children in foster care, minimizing the upheaval and disruption of multiple placements, and providing the opportunity for siblings from all over the Bay Area to grow up together,” said Ollerton.

Tickets are $66 per person, and include dinner. Check-in and lessons begin at 5:30. The event is open to the public, and will be held at Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant, at 611 Gregory Lane in Pleasant Hill.

To purchase raffle tickets or event tickets to the Children’s Village Charity Poker Tournament, contact Jim.Georgantes@bhghome.com or (925) 586-1155. Raffle tickets pricing is: 1 for $20, 2 for $40, 3 for $50. The Grand Prize winner does not need to be present to win.

About the Children’s Village

The Mission of Children’s Village is to provide nurturing, stable family homes in a multi-generational, enriched environment for children and their siblings in foster care.  Opened in 2006, The Village currently consists of four large houses serving 24 children, and six apartments for seniors who act as surrogate grandparents (the Village is currently seeking two additional seniors for this opportunity). “Village Parents” staff the homes and care for the children. The Village is located on a 2.2 acre site in Santa Rosa. www.thechildrensvillage.com

About Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate

Our heritage began with the founding of Mason-McDuffie Real Estate in 1887. In 2010, the company was named the 19th largest real estate services firm in the nation (REALTrends 500), and Number Two in the San Francisco East Bay (SF Business Times). The company provides comprehensive solutions to home buyers and sellers, and handled 6,500 transactions in 2012, generating $2.8 billion in sales volume. Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate includes joint ventures with partners Highland Partners in Piedmont and Montclair, Wine Country Group Realtors in the North Bay, and Tri-Valley Realty in Pleasanton-Hopyard and Ruby Hill, and Bahay Co. in Concord. Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate is locally owned and has more than 1,200 real estate professionals with 30 offices in eight counties in the Bay Area and the Tahoe/Truckee region. For more information, go to www.bhghome.com

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