Waterford GAA today (Fri, 03rd June 2022) announced the launch of a house-draw, www.winahouseindungarvan.com, offering people the chance to win a fantastic new house for just €100. Proceeds from the draw will support the county’s 10-year strategic plan, Waterford Rising.
The first prize is a new house currently under construction by Carey Homes at their Monksfield site in Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co Waterford (or an alternative cash prize of €340,000). Many other cash and novelty prizes are also on offer with incentives for those who buy their tickets early.
The draw is limited to a maximum of 15,000 tickets priced at €100 and will take place on 15 February 2023.
Announcing the major fundraising initiative which has the potential to generate €1.5m in revenues, Sean O’Regan, Chairman, Waterford County Board, said: “Unsurprisingly in such a vibrant coastal town next to our Waterford Greenway, there is huge demand for houses in Dungarvan and in particular the Carey Homes development at Monksfield where they are building some of the most sought-after new houses in the county. The top prize in our draw offers people the chance to win one of those state-of-the-art houses for just €100”.
“For us as a County Board, funding is always a challenge as we look to build an even stronger future for the GAA in Waterford. As well as our pursuit of a senior hurling All-Ireland and an improved standing in football and continued investment in our facilities, the type of projects that ticket sales will fund include programmes for children, parents, coaches and mentors. We will also be focusing on pathways for emerging talent to bring those players through from Under-17 to senior and on making sure that our games are ever more inclusive and accessible to all communities.”
The County Board Chairman added: “As well as encouraging people to buy tickets for themselves and perhaps as gifts for others, I also want to thank Carey Homes – a great Waterford family business – for their generous support. In addition, I want to acknowledge the voluntary effort of all those who have helped bring the draw to this point. It’s been a real county-wide effort at a time when people have lots of calls on their time so that is really appreciated. The clubs have been a huge support too and I know they and all our ticket-sellers will now bring the draw to life in their local communities.”
Tickets are on sale on the website at www.winahouseindungarvan.com and across the county through clubs and voluntary ticket sellers.
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