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SBB Management Company Raising Money for Children’s Cancer at the 7th Annual Golf Classic

Company Owner & TCAA Board Member Fred Shapiro has Raised Nearly $350,000 for Children’s Cancer

Dallas, TX September 21, 2015- Fred Shapiro believes in giving back to his community.  His annual golf classic is a way to raise money for a cause that is true to his heart.  His daughter, Melinda, was diagnosed with cancer when she was a child.  The SBB Annual Golf Classic was started in 2009 by Fred Shapiro, owner of SBB Management Company (SBB), as a way to give back to the community by involving SBB vendors and contractors, SBB association Board members, SBB staff members and industry professionals. 

 Each year SBB Management Company and the vendors, contractors and industry professionals that work with SBB and their associations partner together to sponsor this unique event. All of the money raised from this event goes to Children's Cancer Fund www.ChildrensCancerFund.com.

 Children's Cancer Fund is a Dallas based organization that supports families and doctors in the fight against childhood cancer. In it's first six years the tournament has raised over $338,000.00.

 The tournament format is a 4-person scramble with a shotgun start. SBB invites the volunteer Board members that work with SBB associations and they are paired up with SBB vendor sponsors and SBB staff members.

 “It is wonderful to raise money to help children with cancer and it is especially important to do it with friends and colleagues who work in my industry.  Our donors are homeowner association Board members, developers, managers and industry professionals who serve the community association industry,” said Fred Shapiro.

 The tournament includes an Awards Dinner with a silent auction immediately following the golf.  Fred Shapiro emcees the Awards Dinner, often with the help of a special celebrity guest Scott Murray.

Houston Professional Helps Others Learn To Be Good Citizens

Working with communities of people to ensure that everything is running smoothly and residents are happy can be a big job. Despite their often negative reputation in media, homeowners' associations can do very good work for their communities and the people that live there if they are ran effectively. Pam Bailey of Chaparral Management Company talks about her career in helping these groups do their best work for the residents

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They Made It Out of Homelessness

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“First thing I’m going to do is huddle my family together!” said the mom with tears in her eyes. While standing in the entry way, she scanned the room with a look of amazement on her face. This roomy, two-bedroom apartment had been beautifully furnished for her family by donors from RTI/Community Management Associates, Inc and this was her first glimpse. 

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 National Survey Shows the Majority of Citizens Who Live in Community Associations Are Satisfied with their HOAs

Austin, Texas – November 21, 2013– The overwhelming majority of Americans who live in homeowner associations say they are satisfied with their association experience.  For the fourth time in seven years, community association residents have told Zogby pollsters they are satisfied with their homeowner associations, condominium communities and cooperatives.  Seven in 10 community association residents are satisfied in their communities, with only 8 percent expressing some level of discontent and 22 percent neither satisfied nor unsatisfied.

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 Community Rallying to Raise Money and Help Family 

National Night Out in Auburn Lakes- Community Hearts and Hands Helping the Shipferling Family as Father of Four Battles with a Rare Cancer 

Spring, Texas – October 7, 2014-The Auburn Lakes Homeowner Association today is taking a new stand on National Night Out and raising awareness about health care, rather than crime.  They are targeting their community event tonight to help one of their own who is battling a rare and aggressive cancer. 

Stacy Shipferling, a husband and father of four small children was an oncology nurse assisting patients, holding their hand, and trying to help them find comfort and strength in the battle before he was diagnosed in 2013 with a rare and very aggressive cancer that affects his sinuses.  He has had surgery along with chemotherapy and several months at MD Anderson and is currently home in the care of Hospice and his beloved wife, Michelin.

Now, the families of Auburn Lakes are doing all they can to help the family.  Tonight’s National Night Out event will raise money to help the family. 

“The Auburn Lakes HOA Board was recently made aware of a family in our community that was struggling to cope with a tremendous hardship.  The HOA Board answered this call to action and began looking for ways a way that we might take some of the burden off the Family.  As an Auburn Lakes resident and board member, I am very proud to live in an extraordinary community like Auburn Lakes, a ‘community that cares,’” said Bryan Stewart.

Business partners have also joined to help the family and help Stacy be as comfortable as possible.   With the help of the developer Peramco and board members, a covered patio was built for Stacy to watch his children play in the back yard without being at the mercy of the sun.

Tuttle Construction painted the exterior at no cost and Summit Landscape Services, Inc. donating 6 months of lawn maintenance.  Other contractors and businesses donated to help such as J.J. Nursery, with a stone walkway, Lowes, Home Depot, Sherwin Williams, Pebble Stone Coatings PSC and Ace Hardware to assist in furnishing the back patio, coating the concrete and painting the structure.

The Board elected to change the focus of the typical National Night Out from public safety and awareness to add health, and community assistance.  Health providers such as MD Anderson, Davam Urgent Care, Walgreens and Sterling Ridge Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine are providing, cancer preventative information, blood pressure and glucose checks, free flu shots, massage chairs and spine analysis. Other benefits to the community will be information on winterizing your lawn and irrigations systems to providing quotes for lower energy costs.

A program was found called Red Basket that is a non-profit organization that people can make donations online to the family with no overhead being taken out.  All proceeds that are given will be given directly to the family.  That information is: https://redbasket.org/236/stacys-village-of-angels

In addition to the information and assistance, the event is being catered by Darrel’s Catering with barbecue beef brisket or chicken plates with a suggested donation of the family of $10 per adult and $7 per child.  There is a silent auction with dozens of items donated.  There will be sumo wrestling, a mini-race track, inflatable laser tag station, moonwalk, popcorn, music and a visit from Clutch the mascot of the Houston Rockets.

The event is from 6-9pm, October 7th at the Auburn Lakes Recreation Center located at the corner of Northcrest and West Rayford in Spring.