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'Hoops for Heroes' Program Earns Award
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 07/13/2011

July 13, 2011

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate completed its first season with the "Hoops for Heroes" program in conjunction with the Maryland men's basketball team.

The real estate team donated $100 to the USO of Metropolitan Washington for each 3-pointer scored by the Terps during 2010-11 regular season. A cumulative contribution of $14,100 was presented at the Terps final home game.

In addition to the promotion, a multi-level fully integrated marketing campaign surrounded the team and "Hoops for Heroes". The program recently helped the Creig Northrop Team earn the Maryland Achievement of Excellence (MAX) award for outstanding multi-media campaign presented by the Home Builders Association of Maryland (HBAM).

The MAX award honors the best in sales and marketing for the building industry, and recognizes leaders who stand out in the crowd. Additional awards received by the Creig Northrop Team include: Best Associate Logo; Outstanding Brochure; Outstanding Color Print Ad; Outstanding Use of Direct Mail; Outstanding Use of Internet; and Outstanding Use of Technology.

About The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate:
The Creig Northrop Team, a part of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. is the #1 real estate team in the state of Maryland and #2 in the United States. Serving the Baltimore/Washington DC region, The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate has built a reputation for expertise and a track-record for results. For more information regarding buying and selling services in the area contact The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate by calling 410.884.8362 or visit www.northropteam.com.

About the USO of Metropolitan Washington:
USO-Metro is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress, and dedicated to "Serving those who serve, and their families" in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of nearly 5,000 devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty troops and their families at area military hospitals; through its Mobile USO program; at five USO Centers, four USO airport lounges and through Operation USO Care Package. For more information please visit www.usometro.org.

About Maryland Athletics:
The University of Maryland is among the most comprehensive and successful athletic programs in the United States with 27 sports and an annual expense budget of approximately $55 million. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is located on a beautiful campus located eight miles north of the nation's capital. Maryland Athletics has won 18 national championships over the last 14 years and is a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.



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