Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Denver7, and Stanley Marketplace present the Parade of Playhouses display and raffle, July 19 – August 7, 2021. The event features five imaginative children’s playhouses created and donated by local construction companies and design firms, which will be on display on the southeast plaza of Stanley Marketplace. Families can view the one-of-a-kind playhouses for free, and they also may purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win their favorite playhouse. Raffle tickets start at just $10 for 10 tickets. The raffle drawing will be held on August 7 at 6 p.m. Winners do not need to be present to win. More information can be found at www.paradeofplayhouses.org. Raffle tickets will be on sale beginning Friday, July 9.
As part of the collection, families can expect a Minecraft-themed playhouse and an outdoor-inspired playhouse fitted with a rock climbing wall, among other exciting themes. All proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets will benefit JA programs for the 21-22 school year, all of which will continue to be free of cost to schools.
“Junior Achievement programs inspire kids and teens, particularly those from economically disadvantaged communities, to see what’s possible for their future,” says Chris Silberman, Junior Achievement’s director of communications. “Volunteer role models share their stories about their career journey, while delivering practical lessons that show students how their education connects to their future, the 21st century skills they’ll need to get their dream job, and fundamental financial lessons that will prepare them for when they open a credit card account or find their first home.”
Participating builders and design firms include: Colorado Homebuilding Academy, Elder Construction, Elsy Studios, EV Studio, Galloway, JE Dunn, Milender White, and Swinerton Construction.
Parade of Playhouses is sponsored by Denver7, Independent Financial, Nelnet Bank, KPMG, Edge Rock Wealth Management, FirstBank, GrantThornton, Colorado Homebuilding Academy, and PNC Bank.