Maryland Community Raffles off a “Dream Home” to Help Raise $1 Million for Middletown High School Sports Club

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A Maryland couple is championing a winning cause: they’re raffling off a house to help raise an additional one million dollars toward the renovation of their hometown high school.

The house, aptly named “Middletown Dream Home” is located in a safe and low key neighborhood in Middletown, Maryland, just outside of Washington D.C, where high school sports are a significant part of the town's culture.

A Maryland couple is championing a winning cause: they’re raffling off a house to help raise an additional one million dollars toward the renovation of their hometown high school.

The house, aptly named “Middletown Dream Home” boasts four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms and a two-car garage. The home is located in a safe and low key neighborhood in Middletown, Maryland, just outside of Washington D.C, where high school sports are a significant part of the town’s culture.

Mark and Donna Gaver, alumni and former athletes at Middletown High School, are helping to provide the solution to Middletown High’s stadium’s aging flaws. “The stadium has some of the worst seating and bathroom facilities,” said Mark Gaver, a longtime Sports Club member. “The bleachers do not meet code, there’s no handicapped accessible bathrooms and there are only four bathroom fixtures. Based on current code, we would need over 40 fixtures.”

The raffle, which is sponsored by the Middletown High School Sports Club, aspires to pay-off their existing loan and raise substantial funds towards their continuing renovation project. Built in 1974, the stadium has showcased numerous state championships in track and field, cross-country, girls and boys soccer and football.

Five years ago the field got a facelift when the grass field was replaced with FieldTurf® and a new scoreboard and sound system were installed. Today, however, the bathrooms are in bad shape, and there are actually more seating on the visitor side than the home side.

Middletown High School Sports Club plans to raise the additional funding through the house raffle. The Club hopes to sell 15,000 tickets at $100 each between now and the raffle drawing on June 13th, 2013 at Hollow Creek Golf Club.

To participate in the Dream Home Raffle benefitting student-athletes at Middletown High School, please call 301-371-3502 for information or visit: http://www.middletowndreamhome.com

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