Amanda Sopczak WINS the 2016 Dream House!

PAINESVILLE, OH (August 14, 2016) – Congratulations to Amanda Sopczak of Mentor, Ohio, the winner of the 23rd Lake County YMCA Dream House located at 7711 Jo Ann Drive in Concord. Additionally, Chris Doering of Fairview Park, OH won the 2016 Chevy Malibu.

“This was incredibly exciting to win today. I have a lot to consider,” said Amanda. It is not yet decided if Amanda will take the 2016 Dream House and its furnishings or choose the $250,000 cash prize.

John McCurdy of Classic Chevrolet of Mentor, assisted participants in the drawing for the 2016 Chevy Malibu.

“On behalf of our owner, Jim Brown Jr, and CFO Larry Villines, we’re pleased to be involved with the YMCA Dream House for the third year with a car give-away. The 2016 Chevy Malibu won today is valued at nearly $20,000,” said John McCurdy.

“We especially want to thank our major sponsors for a successful 2016 Dream House, including Dawson Homes, The Chevy Network/Classic Chevrolet, WKYC-TV3, Levin Furniture, and Danny Vegh’s,” said Scott Taylor, Lake County YMCA Chief Advancement Officer.

“It is not yet determined how proceeds from the 2014 Dream House will be used for facility and equipment enhancements in 2015, but each of the Lake County YMCA branches are beginning to determine what renovations they would like to make and new equipment that would best meet the needs of their members,” added Fraser.

Since 1993, proceeds from the Dream House project have exceeded $4 million (approximately $200,000 per year) for program and facility enhancements that allow the Y to engage children, families and seniors in diverse programs at each Lake County YMCA branch (Central Y-Painesville, West End Y-Willoughby, East End Y-Madison, and the Outdoor Family Center).

PHOTOS Courtesy of Lake County YMCA

2016 Dream House winner – Amanda Sopczak of Mentor – with family and friends.
2016 Chevy Malibu Winner – Chris Doering of Fairview Park (right) with John McCurdy from Classic Chevrolet.

About the Y
The YMCA is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the potential of children, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Since 1866, the Lake County Y has engaged men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – with its diverse programs to deliver lasting personal and social change. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together to support their neighbors. For more information, visit the Lake County Y online ( and follow us on Facebook.