Memphis, TN: Crye-Leike Real Estate Services celebrates the 38th consecutive year of being the top corporate donor for the Youth Villages' 5K/10Miler, raising approximately $7K throughout its Memphis Region. This year, the race was held virtually to support the children and families of West Tennessee.

The Crye-Leike Memphis area branch offices have been involved in the race every year since it began in 1982. Chris Crye, the late son of CEO and Co-founder Harold Crye, was an avid supporter of Youth Villages. In his memory, the agents and employees of Crye-Leike carry on a tradition of caring for kids who deserve every opportunity to learn and succeed. A portion of the money raised by this race also supports the Chris Crye Mentoring Program at Youth Villages.

Paula Dismuke, a member of the Youth Villages Committee and Crye-Leike employee, organized the participation and donations of the Crye-Leike branch offices and is proud of the impact the company has had on this event.

"I am thankful to have been involved with this Youth Villages event for the past six years and on the committee for five," said Dismuke. "Even with the pandemic, having to change the race date, and it becoming a virtual race, Crye Leike, its agents and employees came through as always! Seeing such outpouring support for Youth Villages has made me feel blessed and it continues to touch my heart."

Youth Villages Development Coordinator Melissa Williams has also recognized Crye-Leike and its continued participation with the program.

"Youth Villages would like to give a huge thank you to Crye-Leike for being our top Corporate Team Champion for the YV 5K/10-miler for the 38th year," said Williams. "Because of their continued dedication and support, we are able to serve children and families all over West Tennessee and help them live successfully. We could not do what we do without the generosity of Crye-Leike."

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ABOUT CRYE-LEIKE: Crye-Leike Real Estate Services (, a full service real estate company for over 40 years, is ranked as the third largest independently-owned real estate firm in the nation and the largest serving Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and the Mid-South. Crye-Leike has more than 3,200 sales associates, over 800 employees and 140+ company-owned and franchise offices spread across nine states. It generated $6.5 billion in sales volume and 29,925 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2019 - its biggest year ever - and is on track to achieve the company's goal of $6.8 billion in sales volume this year.