Winner of Dream Home to Benefit St. Jude and Children’s Cancer Research Announced

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Over $700,000 raised to help fight childhood cancer on raffle for new home at Central Coast resort community, Trilogy at Monarch Dunes by Shea Homes.

Trilogy at Monarch Dunes was chosen for the second year in a row to build the dream home for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway.

We are proud to be part of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway and to have helped to raise over $1,500,000 throughout the past two years.

Trilogy at Monarch Dunes, a resort community on the Central Coast, developed by Shea Homes Active Lifestyle Communities, today announced that the winner has been selected to receive the home built for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. Salvador Vargas of Santa Maria was drawn as the grand prize winner of the new home, valued at $585,000, on Sunday, September 9, during the third annual St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Special. The drawing for the giveaway, which raised a total of $715,100 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, aired on KCOY-TV, Channel 12.

Trilogy at Monarch Dunes was chosen for the second year in a row to build the dream home for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. The builder received support from various local suppliers and housing subcontractors. This year’s home is based on Trilogy’s San Antonio floor plan. Included in the two story home are, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a loft, a two-car garage, a fireplace, granite counter tops and tile floors, Whirlpool® stainless steel appliances and other upgrades. It is located in Trilogy at Monarch Dunes’ Resort Community at 1640 Trilogy Parkway in Nipomo, California.

The public was invited to purchase a $100 ticket for a chance to win the home and other prizes, in the weeks leading up to the drawing. Trilogy at Monarch Dunes held a number of public events including a free special concert and barbecue and a Family Fun Day that included games and ice cream and allowed people who toured the house to automatically be entered to win prizes, as well as purchase tickets to win the house. All charity proceeds raised went to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“At Trilogy, we are committed to supporting wellness and encouraging human connections with friends and loved ones at all of our communities. We are also firm believers in giving back, and what better cause than the wellbeing of our children and grandchildren. We are proud to be part of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway and to have helped to raise over $1,500,000 throughout the past two years,” said Rick Andreen, president of Shea Homes.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in treating children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.

About Trilogy at Monarch Dunes
Trilogy at Monarch Dunes is a resort community with new homes for sale for all ages. Surrounded by eucalyptus groves, the community is just 15 minutes from Pismo Beach and is situated amidst the award-winning Monarch Dunes Golf Course and the newly opened 12-hole Challenge Course. It offers the only all-inclusive resort on the Central Coast, The Monarch Club. Rich in architecture, chic design and filled with five-star amenities, The Monarch Club, includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, complete with Techno Gym, strength and cardio equipment and an array of classes taught by professional trainers; a lap, resort pool with cabanas; luxurious, full-service Sandalwood Spa; The Grand Living Room with sprawling windows and two fireplaces; eclectic dining options, including Adelina’s Bistro and The Marketplace; The Avila Room events center for member and non-member social functions; an art studio; a sculpture garden; a wine library, and The Adventure Isle play area for grandchildren. It was recently listed on The Top 50 Best Master-Planned Communities with new homes for sale in the United States from Where to Retire.

About Shea Homes Active Lifestyle Communities
Trilogy Communities are high-end retirement resort communities offering a new choice in living to those looking for an exciting lifestyle that revolves around wellness, exploration, continued learning and close personal connections. Architecturally superior product design and amenities reflect the changing needs of the baby boom generation, including business services, world-class clubs, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and a diverse range of recreation and education opportunities. Trilogy is committed to addressing boomers’ growing concern about the environment and energy usage, and now offers Shea Green Certified® new homes for sale across its portfolio, delivering substantial energy savings to home owners while reducing each home’s carbon footprint by up to 48 percent. More information about 55+ communities at Trilogy is available by visiting or calling (800) 685-6494.

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