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Vail Academy to raffle off $1.3 million ski home

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado “-Three people won a portion of $10,000 this week in the first drawing of the Vail Academy’s 2009 Home Raffle.

Emily Gardner, of Las Vegas, won $7,500; Trevor Theelke, of Eagle, won $2,000 and Elizabeth Wilson, of Edwards, won $500.

The Vail Academy’s Home Raffle is for a ski vacation home in Vail. The Grand Prize is a four-bedroom $1.3 million home, plus $450,000 cash.

The Vail Academy, located in Eagle-Vail, launched the home raffle to help raise funds for the school. The economic downturn made it more difficult for nonprofits to raise money, so the nonprofit school decided to use their backyard to help meet their financial needs.

“We decided to offer a unique, exciting opportunity with mass appeal to raise money for the school’s scholarship funds,” said Steve Michonski, treasurer of the Vail Academy’s board of directors.

The Grand Prize drawing is scheduled for July 21. There are several $10,000 early-bird drawings occurring every couple of weeks ” the sooner someone enters the raffle, the more chances they have of winning those and other prizes. The next $10,000 early-bird drawing deadline is June 7.

There is a referral program that rewards individuals who refer entrants ” the person who refers the grand prize winner will win $25,000. For more details on the home raffle, visit http://www.winavailhome.com.