Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kelly Penzenik, Lake County YMCA, Kpenzenik@lakecountyymca.org

Lake County YMCA Offers a Chance to Win a 2021 Chevy Traverse LT AWD Courtesy of THE CHEVY NETWORK and Classic Chevrolet 

Take your chance to win the Lake County YMCA Dream Car while supporting your community

Painesville, Ohio (April 9, 2021) – The Lake County YMCA is known around Northeast Ohio for their annual Dream House fundraiser.  Known as a summer “hot list” event, the Lake County Y has invited tens of thousands of visitors to tour the house through the years.  Current circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic have forced the non-profit to find other ways to raise these funds that support their efforts to build stronger community.  “The pandemic has changed the way we have done everything.  From day-to-day operations to fundraising, we are continuously seeking new ways to engage with our members and community members,” says Kelly Penzenik, director of marketing and communications for the association.  “As I said last year, the safety of our staff, volunteers, members and donors come first.  Although we would have loved to open a Dream House in 2020 and 2021, it’s in the best interest of all that we work hard to come back from this and offer the Dream House when it’s safe and can be enjoyed by all.”  The Y has dedicated teams working hard to take every precaution during this pandemic.  The teams are determined to continue the support of the Lake County community and are extremely grateful for all those who have helped serve this need.

One of those long standing partners and friends includes THE CHEVY NETWORK and Classic Chevrolet in Mentor.  The group once again, has donated a 2021 Chevy Traverse LT AWD to the Lake County YMCA to help raise critical dollars needed to support the community.  

The 2021 Chevy Traverse LT AWD is valued at $43,000.  Along with the car, the lucky winner will also receive everything needed for some summer fun.  The package includes a weekend trip to The Barn Inn B&B, two mountain bikes with car rack and helmets and $100 gas card. The overall value of the top prize is $44,400.  The YMCA is hopeful to raise $300,000 through online ticket sales.  All proceeds will go right back into supporting Lake County’s most vulnerable residents.  “The Lake County YMCA is one of the area’s largest nonprofits working to better our community and we value the support of THE CHEVY  NETWORK and Classic Chevrolet during this time of crisis,” said YMCA CEO, Dick Bennett.  “These two organizations have supported us for many years and truly understand the impact we make together in the communities we serve.  We are so appreciative.”

All ticket purchases will be made online to encourage social distancing.  Tickets for the 2021 Dream Car will go on sale April 16, 2021.  You will be able to purchase your tickets online and take a virtual tour of the car at lakecountyymca.org/dreamcar.  Tickets can be purchased for as low as $5.00.  Tickets will be sold through July 4, 2021.  Those interested in purchasing tickets can also take advantage of our early bird special.  Purchase 6 tickets for $35 between April 16th and April 30th - a $25 savings.  Tickets can be purchased by phone starting June 1, 2021 by calling (440) 354-5656 x132 (Mon – Fri: 10am – 3pm).  Other ticket packages are available as well.  

Important dates:

April 16, 2021 – Tickets go on sale

July 4, 2021 – Last day of ticket sales

July 7, 2021 – 10 semi-finalist drawing

July 11, 2021 – Finalist is determined

Ticket packages are as follows:

1 Ticket = $10

3 Tickets = $25

7 Tickets = $50

15 Tickets = $100

Bonus Buy (*only $5 each) 40 Tickets = $200

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL AVAILABLE APRIL 16TH THROUGH APRIL 30TH - 6 tickets for $35

“The Y is so much more than fitness centers and gyms, pools and locker rooms; we are a cause! Dedicated to strengthening (and protecting) the spirits, minds, and bodies of our friends and communities,” said Dick Bennett###

About the YMCA 

The YMCA is one of the area’s largest nonprofits focused on engaging individuals and families in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y is dedicated to helping people achieve goals, make friends and find a true sense of belonging.  Branches offer quality time for families to be together, resources for parents, and a variety of opportunities for seniors to be active.  The YMCA ensures these opportunities are available to everyone no matter their ability to pay with generous support from community partners and donors. For more information about the Y, visit www.ymca.net