RANCHO SANTA FE — The Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego is causing a stir of excitement with its 11th annual “Dream House Raffle.”
This special annual event encompasses prizes galore, while benefitting the great work of the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Chuck Day, president and CEO of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego said this annual event has netted more than 1,300 prizes, including a spectacular, multimillion-dollar home or up to $2.1 million cash as the grand prize.
“Raffle ticket sales provide unmatched support for San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House allowing us to provide a home away from home for families with hospitalized children,” he said. Day continued, “The Dream House Raffle is a win-win opportunity for everyone, including the 12,500 family members we serve each year.”
The Dream House listed this year is a sprawling estate in Rancho Santa Fe. The home affords six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and is more than 7,000 square feet nestled on 2.4 acres.
At this impressive property, there is a private guest house, infinity pool, breathtaking views, chef’s kitchen, grand master suite, limestone flooring and much more.
Securing this home was a team effort.
“Some generous supporters of Ronald McDonald House made this house available to us for the raffle. We feel lucky to have such great supporters, but I bet the winner of this raffle will feel even luckier,” Day said.
While many supporters have already purchased tickets for the Dream House Raffle, Day shared, they are still very early in the raffle period and are counting on support from the San Diego community to continue to make this its biggest fundraiser of the year.
“In fact, if participants purchase their tickets by Feb. 6 they’ll be entered into our first early bird drawing for a choice between an Acura ILX, BMW 320i, Ford Mustang or $30,000 cash,” he said.
According to Day, he believes this Rancho Santa Fe home is one of the grandest properties they have ever offered.
“The home’s architecture is incredibly tasteful and welcoming, and the property’s location is exclusive and private, while offering views of the mountains and ocean. This house is a tantalizing prize, which will generate support for our organization through ticket sales,” he said.
Day wants people to know that the important thing to remember is that each raffle ticket purchased helps them provide support and care for families going through a medical crisis.
“Every day at the Ronald McDonald House, I see families whose lives have been turned upside down by their child’s serious illness, and every day I see funds from the Dream House Raffle ticket sales helping these families,” he said, adding how this funding aids families with lodging so they can focus solely on their hospitalized child.
According to Day, the Ronald McDonald House in San Diego offers a total of 47 overnight suites. Additionally, they have a Family Care Center which serves and helps daytime guests. Meals, showers, laundry facilities, computer rooms, napping areas and more are on hand for the families.
“Our youngest family members even have a play area and access to a San Diego Unified School District teacher right in our facilities. The Ronald McDonald House was built on the proven idea that children heal faster when families are near,” he said. Day added, “The Dream House Raffle and its more than 1,300 prizes is a very exciting prospect for ticket purchasers, and we’re so thankful to the community for supporting the families we serve during an unthinkably difficult time.”
Ticket prices are $150 each, but discounts are given for multiple ticket purchases. For more information in purchasing tickets, please call (888) 824-9939 or visit sdraffle.com for more information. Early bird drawings for multiple prizes will be held in Feb., March, and April.
The Dream House drawing will be in May and last day of ticket sales will be May 1.