SARASOTA, FL (March 23, 2017) – The Commercial Investment Division (CID) of the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) presented a $4,500 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County. This donation will support the advancement of numerous educational and recreational programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs across Sarasota County.

“This incredible support from CID will help us continue to provide high-quality programs and services to the 5,000 local youth we serve, empowering them to reach their full potential,” said Bill Sadlo, President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County. “Our young people will have greater opportunities to succeed academically and develop their leadership skills while living a healthy lifestyle.”

Funds were raised from CID’s Inaugural Sporting Clays Tournament held on February 24 at the Sarasota Gun Club. The tournament hosted Commercial Realtors® and affiliates from Sarasota and Manatee County and was sponsored by Berlin Patten Ebling, Sarasota Commercial Realty, Iberia Bank, Insignia Bank, Norton Hammersley, The PHM Group, Inc. and Suplee Custom Painting.

“The Commercial Investment Division is proud to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County,” said 2017 CID President Rico Boeras. “I experienced, firsthand, the good work of this organization when I attended the club at 10 years old when it first opened. They provided me a safe, healthy environment that was very formidable to my early years as a preteen.”

In 2016, the National Association of REALTORS® announced their partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In an effort to impact communities across the country, Realtor® Associations, including commercial Realtor® groups, are philanthropically supporting their local Clubs.

The Commercial Investment Division is a special interest organization of RASM with more than 350 professionals active in the commercial real estate market, including commercial brokers and sales persons, lenders, attorneys, insurance agents and professionals involved in all aspects of the business.


About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County have played an integral role in the Sarasota County community for more than 46 years, providing daily programs and services to thousands of young people. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  The vision is to provide a world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living healthy lifestyles.  For more information, visit