Members of Boston’s commercial real estate industry compete against each other all the time.
But on May 12, that competition took on a completely different feel, as Cushman & Wakefield joined up with a number of other firms to compete in the inaugural Huntington Games – a fundraising fitness event held by the Huntington Avenue YMCA.
Team members from different firms participated in a number of different events, including yoga, spinning, circuit training, an obstacle course, and even dodge ball.
While Cushman & Wakefield did not win first place, an amazing time was had by all. Team leader Mary Doyle, Asset Services Managing Director, cheered the team on all afternoon.
“I was so impressed with the great effort put forth by our team,” she said. “We had a great time helping out a great cause.”
Aaron Donahue, the Executive Director of the YMCA of Greater Boston, thanked all the participants as he said that the event was a great success, raising more than $30,000 for the YMCA.
“When YMCA volunteers first conceived the idea of connecting folks in the commercial real estate industry through healthy competition and fun, the goal was to build awareness for Y programs while also strengthening and energizing the people who are so important to our city’s development,” he said, “We couldn’t have asked for a greater response, which shows how much the industry cares about community”
Donahue says the event helps support programs like Teen Achievers, which help Boston teens discover and pursue higher education and career goals, as well as summer programs to help keep kids safe, engaged, healthy and learning.
Cushman & Wakefield couldn’t have been more proud to participate. See everyone at next year’s event!
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