Luxury high-rise is this year’s home raffle prize

The Irvine Public Schools Foundation has announced prizes associated with its 7th Annual Irvine Dream Stakes Home Raffle.

We’ll start with the grand prize, which is a 1,445 square-foot home valued at more than $700,000 in a luxury high-rise condominium tower at 3000 The Plaza. According to IPSF’s news release, the tower features Orange County’s only rooftop pool (pictured below), a 24-hour lobby ambassador and on-site retail. The grand prize winner, to be selected in August, also has the choice to forego the real estate and take $500,000 in cash.

Tickets cost $150 and should probably be purchased sooner than later. That’s because there are a number of early-bird prizes, including $10,000 in cash, a new BMW, an “OCeanfront” vacation at six of Orange County’s most exclusive coastal resorts and a year of free rent in Irvine’s newest luxury apartment community, The Park at Irvine Spectrum Center.

The first early-bird drawing is April 15, with the winner to receive $10,000.

Other prizes include dinner for eight hosted by Chef Cathy Pavlos at Irvine’s Lucca Cafe, two nights at the Island Hotel Newport Beach, four rounds of golf at the world-class Pelican Hill Golf Club and a year’s worth of free car washes from Pacific Coast Auto Spa.

Founded in 1996, IPSF has raised millions to help support IUSD programs, many of which would have been lost due to state budget cuts. To order tickets or for more information, call (949) 734-6873 or visit