First, a lucky winner walked away with $10,000 cash. Then a local couple was handed the keys to a brand new BMW.
The resort package is the latest “early-bird” prize in the Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s 7th Annual Irvine Dream Stakes Home Raffle, which is offering up a $700,000 condo – or $500,000 in cash – as the grand prize.
Raffle tickets are $150 each, and anyone who buys one before July 30 is eligible to win the high-rise pad. But IPSF has made things more interesting with additional drawings for those who purchase their tickets sooner than later.
For example, early birds who buy before Saturday, June 19, qualify to win a night at each of the following destinations: the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, the Balboa Bay Club and Resort, the Montage Laguna Beach, the Surf & Sand Resort and the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel. We’re told dinners and spa sessions are included.
If all that weren’t enough, those who get their tickets before July 9 will be entered to win a year of free rent at The Park at Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine. (If you’re like us, you’re already scratching your head and thinking about what you’ll do if you win the free rent and the condo. Some early birds have a tendency to count their chickens before they’re hatched.)
Again, the proceeds from IPSF’s Irvine Dream Stakes Home Raffle will benefit IUSD’s cash-strapped schools.