CHARLOTTE, NC – Once again, Beacon Partners and Childress Klein Properties will donate proceeds from its Six on Six Volleyball Classic to A Child’s Place.

The event will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 9, at Renaissance Park in Charlotte. Now in its sixth year, the event pits teams from the Charlotte commercial real estate industry against each other for head-to-head competition, camaraderie and networking. For a second year, 100% of the proceeds will go A Child’s Place, which provides social work support to homeless children in Charlotte.

“Last year, 27 teams participated in the event and raised $62,000 for A Child’s Place,” said Annabelle Suddreth, Executive Director of A Child’s Place. “We are so thankful to be selected as the recipient again to benefit from the Six on Six Volleyball Classic.  Because demand for our services is always increasing, their generosity is much appreciated and needed.”

The idea for Six on Six started when one of Beacon’s California-based partners did something similar in their community. Beacon Partners and Childress Klein loved the idea, joined forces and started the Six on Six in Charlotte. So far, the event has raised $265,000 for A Child’s Place (2012), Right Moves for Youth (2008 and 2009) and Crisis Assistance Ministry (2010 and 2011).

“Real estate people are competitive by nature,” said Matt Harper, a partner with Childress Klein. “Our thought was, why not have fun, be competitive and give back to the community at the same time? We couldn’t be more pleased with how the community has responded to that idea!”

Monica Miller, senior property accountant with Beacon, said they wanted the recipient of this year’s event to be an organization making a deep impact in the community. “Children are our future so staying in school and receiving an education is imperative to their success,” she said. “A Child’s Place is helping create productive members of society, resilient leaders and perhaps, our future clients and tenants.”

To learn more about the Six on Six Volleyball Classic, contact Matt Harper at 704-343-4347 or

About A Child’s Place
Homelessness for children isn’t just about where they lay their heads at night; it’s about where their heads are during the day at school, too.  Founded in 1989, A Child’s Place of Charlotte is working to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education, reaching 2,228 children during the 2011-12 school year.  In June 2012, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools reported 4,922 homeless students enrolled in the county’s public schools.  To learn more about A Child’s Place or to make a donation, call 704-343-3790 or visit

A Child’s Place Contact:
Sarah Melton | Development Associate
A Child’s Place | 601 E. Fifth St., Suite 230, Charlotte, NC 28202
T: 704.343.3790 x9550 or 704-943-9550 (direct) | E:

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