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Summit Sotheby’s International Realty to hold charity golf tournament

When Summit Sotheby’s International Realty began looking for ways to expand its Sotheby’s Cares charity program, all it took was stepping outside and looking around.

The firm wanted to create an event that would take advantage of summer in Park City. Thomas Wright, president and principal broker of the Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, said the answer quickly became clear. The firm will hold its first annual Sotheby’s Cares Charity Golf Tournament August 3.

The tournament will be held at the Rees Jones Golf Course at Victory Ranch, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to non-profit charities in the Park City area.

"We were just looking for new ways to give back, to make Park City even better," Wright said. "Park City gives us a lot. Those of us who live and work here love the lifestyle. And our businesses do well. So it’s important when you’re doing well to fulfill a social responsibility of giving back."

Wright said the firm hopes the tournament will raise at least $25,000 this year. And he’s excited at the prospect of it growing into a well-known, popular tradition for Parkites who are eager to make a difference.

"I think people, when they can plan on it and know that it’s going to be there every year, they budget for it better, they plan vacations better and plan participation in other events better," he said. "The first one is always the most difficult because people haven’t been planning on it and they’re not quite sure what the details are. But we’re really excited about the response we’ve had."

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For more information, or to participate in the tournament — Wright said openings are still available — contact the firm at summitsothebysrealty.com or call Wright at 801-652-5700.