The Big Three

Not only are FightNight, Giving Gala, and the Young Guns Casino Night great TREC networking events, they also provide critical sources of funding for The Real Estate Council Foundation.

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FightNight

Since 1989, FightNight has become one of North Texas’ largest philanthropic events, raising more than $27 million to support TREC Foundation’s community investment initiatives. Get ringside for a spectacular evening of professional boxing, casino gaming, exceptional cuisine, and the opportunity to be among the top decision makers in the industry and political community. Annual attendance is approximately 1,400 guests.

-This event is open to TREC members and non-members
-Sponsorships range from $18,000-$50,000
-Tables of 10: $10,000-$14,000

Giving Gala

For over 25 years, TREC’s annual Giving Gala has celebrated the hard work and generosity of our members and their companies. Funds raised during the event support TREC Foundation’s good works in the Dallas community. Attendance is approximately 1,000 guests.

-This event is open to TREC members and non-members
-Sponsorships range from $15,000-$35,000
-Tables of 10: $6,000-$10,000

Casino Night

Casino Night is our premier Young Guns event, bringing together more than 500 young commercial real estate professionals for a night of casino-style gaming to raise funds for the annual Young Guns Foundation Project.

-This event is open to TREC members and non-members
-Sponsorships range from $1,000-$10,000

Get Involved

TREC seeks volunteers to help plan and produce FightNight, Giving Gala, and the Young Guns Casino Night. Volunteers assist with ticket and table sales, securing raffle prizes and sponsorships, and supporting staff during events, among other responsibilities. If you are interested in joining a Special Events committee or volunteering, please contact TREC Special Events Coordinator Cale Peterson.

FightNight Tables Sales Committee 
This committee is responsible for sponsor table sales and assisting FightNight Committee with sales plan and prospecting new companies.

  • Active January-April. Attend kickoff meeting and weekly or biweekly conference calls.

FightNight Raffle Prize Committee
This committee secures donations of raffle prizes and assists FightNight Committee with creative tactics for pre-sales and on-site sales.

  • Active January-April. Attend kickoff meeting and provide updates in conference calls as needed.

FightNight Volunteers
Volunteers serve the night of the event. Positions include greeters, ticket takers, media support, raffle team, betting team, betting booth volunteers, casino booth volunteers, cigar booth volunteers and cash room volunteers.

 

Giving Gala Table Sales Committee
The committee is responsible for sponsor table sales and assists the Giving Gala Committee with sales plan and prospecting new companies.

  • Active July-October. Attend kickoff meeting and weekly or biweekly conference calls.

Giving Gala Wine Pull Committee
This committee is responsible for solicitation of wine donations for wine pull.

  • Active April-September. Attend kickoff meeting and weekly or biweekly conference calls

Giving Gala Volunteer
Volunteers serve the night of the event. Positions include greeters, ticket takers, media support and wine pull booth volunteers.

  • Volunteers attend volunteer training sessions prior to the event and help during event night from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 

 

Underwriting Committee (for FightNight and Giving Gala)
This committee leads efforts to secure top underwriting sponsorships for these events. They seek financial support and help ensure sponsor recognition is aligned with each sponsor’s commitment and event budget. Additionally, committee helps to expand company prospect list for event solicitation.