photo credit: Julie Washington, The Plain Dealer
Congratulations to Dan Schlosser of Euclid, Ohio, the winner of the 21st Lake County YMCA Dream House located at 38067 Euclid Ave in downtown Willoughby. Additionally, Tyrone Robertson won the 2014 Chevy Cruze.
Rachael Schlosser, daughter of Dan and Jo Ann, was a stand-in this afternoon as her parents are currently out of town in Connecticut. It is not yet decided if they will take the 2014 Dream House and its furnishings or choose the $200,000 cash prize.
“This was incredibly exciting to be here for them and help them win today,” said Rachel. “I don’t know if they will take the house, but I hope they do, because I love it.”
John McCurdy of Classic Chevrolet of Mentor, assisted participants in the drawing for the 2014 Chevy Cruze.
“On behalf of our owners, Jim Brown and Jim Brown Jr, and CFO Larry Villines, we’re pleased to be involved with the YMCA Dream House for the second year with a car give-away. The 2014 Chevy Cruze won today was built locally in Lordstown, OH and is valued at $19,530,” said John McCurdy.
Dick Bennett, CEO for the Lake County YMCA said, “We are very excited for Dan and Jo Ann – and look forward to speaking with them soon. Everyone that participates in our Dream House project is rewarded for his or her work and time when the excitement bursts out of the winner as they open the door to the house. We know that we are making dreams come true.”
“We especially want to thank our major sponsors for a successful 2014 Dream House, including Knez Homes, The Chevy Network/Classic Chevrolet, Cambria, Mentor Lumber, Embers Custom Fireplace and Gas Product, Guhde Flooring America, Mars Electric, Sherwin Williams, Alside, Faux What, Store with Style, Carter Lumber and Howard Hanna as well as the Downtown Willoughby Bar & Restaurant Association and City of Willoughby,” said Dick Fraser, Chairman for the 2014 Dream House.
“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) providing the Y with the tools needed to enrich the lives of its members and program participants at each Lake County Y branch (Central-Painesville, West End-Willoughby, East End-Madison, and Perry’s Outdoor Family Center).
CLICK HERE to see a list of people that were semifinalists.