School fundraising hits a new luxurious level at The Vail Academy, a private school located between Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado. The school has launched the 2009 Vail Home Raffle to raise money and the grand prize is a $1.3 million ski home plus $450,000 cash to pay the IRS. The home is located less than one mile from Vail Village and was renovated from top to bottom in 2008. It is a four-bedroom duplex that includes a great room, dining room, separate family room, laundry room and a sundeck overlooking the backyard.
The raffle tickets are $100 each and the grand prize drawing will occur on December 31, 2009. Early-bird cash drawings are an incentive to enter early and $70,000 has already been awarded to participants. The next drawing is December 4th. The raffle website
also includes a way to refer a friend. Whoever refers the grand prize winner also picks up $25,000.