Lake County YMCA 2019 Dream House tours begin June 29

Three Pack of Dream House Tickets Gets You Entered in Second Drawing for 2019 Chevy Camaro

The Lake County YMCA 26th anniversary Dream House, located at 36470 Maplegrove Road of Maple Valley Development in Willoughby Hills, will open daily for tours beginning Saturday, June 29th thru August 4th from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (July 4th tour hours are 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.).

Everyone (18 and over) needs to purchase a ticket to tour the house and has the opportunity to win the beautifully decorated and furnished Dream House or the cash option of $275,000.

One Dream House ticket is $15 or three or more for $13 each (3 for $39). Individuals that purchase a 3 pack of Dream House tickets will also receive One entry in a second drawing to possibly win a 2019 Chevy Camaro (sponsored by The Chevy Network/ Classic Chevrolet). The more 3 packs purchased, the better chance to win the 2019 Chevy Camaro. Car tickets cannot be purchased separately. Tickets may be purchased online at

The Lake County Y 2019 Dream House, built by ProBuilt Homes, Inc., is 3,400 sq. ft of rustic modern farmhouse beautifully decorated by a team of local designers. The house features four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, study, great room, lower level home theater and fitness room, and a two-car garage. There will also be a unique STEAM room for children and families to engage in activities that blend the traditional STEM subjects with artistic and creative elements.

Kerry Bliss, Design Coordinator for the Lake County Y 2019 Dream House, said “This year’s house has something for everyone in the family. The innovative STEAM room for children to develop critical thinking through science, technology, engineering, arts and math has countertops perfect for experiments. The lower level home theater, smoothie bar and Y sponsored fitness room is great for any active family while the great room, kitchen and outdoor spaces are ideal for gatherings, large or small. A very lucky family will find themselves ready to move in if they win.”

“Building a better us takes hard work, dedication and most of all, collaboration. From planning and construction to managing daily tours, hundreds of volunteers give their time and talents to ensure we provide everyone with the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y. A huge Thank You to our major sponsors for 2019 including ProBuilt Homes, The Chevy Network/Classic Chevrolet, McCaskey Landscaping and Sims-Lohman,” said Kirk Stonebrook, Lake County YMCA 2019 Dream House Project Chair.

At 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, Twenty semi-finalists will be chosen from all tour ticket stubs purchased for the Dream House and Ten semi-finalists will be chosen from the tickets for the Chevy Camaro drawing. Semi-finalists will be notified by phone and by mail and invited to the final drawing at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 11th.

Since 1993, Lake County YMCA Dream House has not only given a winning family the opportunity of a lifetime, but also provided more than $5 million (approximately $200,000 per year) which has helped the Y strengthen our community by bringing about meaningful change through resources that enrich lives. Annual proceeds from the project enhance the Y with facility and equipment improvements for the more than 46,000 members and program participants at each of its branches. 

Dick Bennett, Executive Director and CEO of the Lake County Y commented, “Strong communities don’t just happen, they’re the result of steady leadership and stewardship of strong values. For more than 150 years the Lake County Y has been investing in our kids, our health and our neighbors to ensure everyone has access to opportunities to be healthy, confident and connected. From athletics, to education, to health services, to safe spaces, the Y fills the gaps where society falls short. Every person invested in the Dream House understands the impact the Y has in strengthening our communities.”

About the Y

The YMCA is the nation’s leading nonprofit 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.