Event Showcases Real Estate Community’s Long-Standing Support of Scouting;
Features Memorial Tribute to Don Koll
SANTA ANA, Calif. (May 28, 2013) – At this week’s 9th Investment Real Estate Luncheon, the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America (OCBSA) will honor James “Watty” Watson, CEO of CT Realty Investors, with the Good Scout Award for his contributions to the enhancement of the community and feature a memorial tribute to Don Koll for his legacy with the organization. The luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 30th, at the Irvine Marriott Hotel with a reception beginning at 11:15a.m.
“The luncheon celebrates the tremendous philanthropic contributions that our organization receives from the local real estate community, and Watty and Don are two exemplary examples of that support,” said Jeff Herrmann, president and Scout Executive for the OCBSA. “We are thrilled to honor their giving back to our local community at our event.”
John Hagestad, a past recipient of the Good Scout Award and managing director of the Sares‑Regis Group, will emcee the event. Watty, who worked closely with Koll for many years, will receive the Good Scout Award primarily for his leadership role with the Good Scout Event, having served on and chaired the managing committee, and has contributed to Scouting and the local community for more than 10 years.
A Distinguished Eagle Scout Award recipient, Koll will be recognized posthumously for his invaluable contributions to Scouting through a video and formal dedication of Koll Mountain at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center (OEC), a property owned and operated by the OCBSA. His wife, Kathi Koll will speak at the event.
Nearly 400 leaders from the Orange County real estate community are expected to attend the luncheon. For further information on sponsorships and ticket reservations, contact Sally Lawrence by phone at 714.546.8558, extension 141, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America:
The Orange County Council is one of the largest youth-serving agencies in the county serving more than 30,000 youth with educational programs that instill values, develop social and leadership skills, and promotes physical fitness and environmental awareness. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.