Vail, Colorado Non-Profit to Give Away Million Dollar Vacation Home

Jun 23, 2010, 14:04 ET from The Vail Academy

Vail Home Raffle Raises Money for School while Benefiting US Military Family in 2009

VAIL, Colo., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vail Academy has launched the 2010 Vail Home Raffle, offering the chance to win a million-dollar vacation home near the renowned slopes of Vail ski resort in Colorado.

The small non-profit organization located near the big-name resort turned international recognition into successful fund raising last year with the 2009 Vail Home Raffle.  The raffle was structured to offer a large cash prize until enough tickets were sold to offer the home as the grand prize.  Kentucky native Karen Hunnicutt won over $125,000 in cash as last year's winner. "I was stunned when you called!" she said. "My husband is career military. We have seven children and three grandchildren, so we have never had any 'extra' money.  My husband has been increasingly concerned because he faces going to Afghanistan. He's already been to Iraq.  The Vail Academy family has blessed us by working so hard for this raffle.  God used you to bless our family.  Thank you for all your hard work!"  Karen discovered the fundraiser website after seeing a news story about home raffles.

"We decided to offer a unique, exciting opportunity with mass appeal to raise money for the school. Vail is recognized around the world as a premier vacation destination. The chance to win a Vail vacation home is of interest to almost everyone," says Steve Michonski, a Vail real estate broker with Prudential Colorado Properties and organizer of the home raffle.

Tickets are $50, and the grand prize winner can choose the million-dollar ski home or $850,000 in cash.  Early Bird Drawings make it advantageous to enter the raffle as early as possible; and a $5000 Refer-A-Friend Drawing and $5000 Multi-Ticket drawing offer more chances to win.  Tickets can be ordered at or by calling 866-638-9488.

The Vail Academy is a private school located in Avon, Colorado between Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts. The accredited school, which opened in 1995, enrolls 90-110 students annually in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. For more information about the school and the home raffle, visit

SOURCE The Vail Academy