Proceeds from the sale of the newly constructed home will benefit the Y's annual Invest in Youth Campaign. "This helps raise a significant amount of funds so that kids can go to camp, people can go to child care, people can get healthy at the Y, seniors can participate, teams can participate at the Y, all types of people will benefit from this," said the President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Rochester George Romell.
Faber Homes will develop the 2,208 square-foot, colonial style home - called the Beckham after the English soccer star. It will feature 21st century perks, including a massive great room linked to a large open kitchen. Construction costs will be discounted to maximize the Y's gain. "We think it's really important for this community's future and the country's future - is to support our youth," said Faber Homes President Bernard Iacovangelo.
In its first three years, the Dream Home project has raised over $100,000 for the YMCA. "This is a great neighborhood in development, that's great, that's what the Y does - the Y helps bring life to the community and so we're thrilled that we can be part of it," said Romell.
Bids for the new home, valued at $209,900, begin Wednesday. Construction on the YMCA Dream Home is expected to be completed by July.
To learn more about this year's YMCA Dream Home and how to join the bidding process, click here.