Palm Springs Charity to Raffle Home at PGA West

March 5, 2010. With its warm, sunny weather, rolling green golf courses and tennis courts that invite leisurely days, Palm Springs has long been a favorite retreat. Now, someone could enjoy a permanent place in that getaway dream for the price of a single round of golf, thanks to the Second Annual Palm Springs Dream Home Raffle™.

For a $100 ticket, one lucky person could win a $575,000 luxury 3-bedroom home on the exclusive Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., or $500,000 cash. It's winner's choice. The Palm Springs Dream Home Raffle benefits DesertArc, a Palm Desert-based nonprofit that has worked for 50 years to enhance the lives of the developmentally disabled.

DesertArc serves more than 600 clients in the Coachella Valley and Morongo Basin, with programs that include vocational training, job placement, independent living support and more.

The Grand Prize is a three-bedroom, 3-˝-bath 2,400-square-foot home overlooking the sixth tee of the Arnold Palmer course in the Laurels neighborhood at PGA West. It features a gourmet kitchen separate dining nook, a spacious Great Room with fireplace, media niche and wet bar, 12-foot ceilings in main living space, a detached casita with a golf cart garage and a 2-car garage. The floor plan and patio space features views of the green fairways and surrounding Santa Rosa Mountains.

The raffle also features monthly early drawings for up to $10,000 cash. There are 150 additional prizes in all, worth more than $130,000. There are also special prize drawings for multiple ticket buyers and those who refer friends.

"This important annual fundraiser helps us replace much needed operating funds that we've lost through cutbacks in government grants and other sources of funding," says Dick Balocco, Executive Director of DesertArc. "This has proved to be an exciting and successful fundraiser for our organization."

A limited number of tickets will be sold, with a final entry date of May 11, 2010. The Grand Prize drawing will be held on May 15. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win any prize.

For additional information about DesertArc, visit To purchase tickets for the Palm Springs Dream Home Raffle, or for detailed information including prizes, raffle rules and how to enter, visit or call 888/771-7784.