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St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway winners announced
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St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway winners announced

St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway winners announced

St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway winners announced

Thank you Green Country for helping to raise over $1,000,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital! All of that money will help the hospital continue to providing life-saving care for thousands of patients every year!

The Early Bird Prize winner, the Open House Prize winner, and the Grand Prize Dream Home winner were each announced live on FOX23 on June 30, 2013. The drawing for the nineteen additional prizes was conducted off the air, but the drawing was recorded. You may watch the videos by clicking the video links to the left.

Here is the complete list of winners.

Grand Prize of the St. Jude Dream Home in Broken Arrow, valued at approximately $500,000:
Matt Shope of Sand Springs, OK

Open House Prize of a $10,000 shopping spree at FFO Home:
Don Moody of Broken Arrow, OK

Early Bird Prize of a washer and dryer courtesy of Metro Appliance:
Marc Kirby of Broken Arrow, OK

$1,000 worth of automotive services from Danny Beck Chevrolet:
Mike Nickle of Tulsa, OK

Brizo prize package:
Rita Vaughn of Watts, OK

$1,000 worth of automotive services from Don Carlton Honda:
Debra J Cannon of Broken Arrow, OK

$1,000 JCPenny gift car Courtesy of Sanders and Associate:
Mark Neal of Broken Arrow, OK

GNC products for a year courtesy of Draper Family GNC:
Doug Scott of Tulsa, OK

Golf school for two courtesy of The Club at Indian Springs:
Sheliete Williams of Tulsa, OK

$1,000 American Express gift card courtesy of All My Sons Moving and Storage:
Phyllis Lynch of Broken Arrow, OK

Dinner for a year at Billy Ray's BBQ:
Tim Cotton of Broken Arrow, OK

$1,000 gift certificate at Vincent Anthony Jewelers:
Sam Noah of Vinita, OK

$1,000 gift certificate at Amini's Galleria:
James Holman of Tulsa, OK

TaoTao Four Wheeler courtesy of The Affordable Store:
David Marsh of Wagoner, OK

60" plasma television courtesy of Morton TV and Appliances:
Rene Farley-Harris of Tulsa, OK

Home-brewed Beer for a year courtesy of High Gravity:
Jane Bryan of Broken Arrow, OK

One year of pest control services courtesy of Bugman Pest Control:
Mason Phillips of Skiatook, OK

6-year Club Gold membership courtesy of Air Solutions:
Curtis Weir of Grove, OK

$1,000 worth of automotive services courtesy of Gary Johnston Auto:
Dorris Ferguson of Tulsa, OK

Two iPads courtesy of Oklahoma Wesleyan University:
Joseph Colavecchia of Tulsa, OK

Two-night stay courtesy of Ambassador Hotel:
Floyd Fullingim of Tulsa, OK

Above-ground storm shelter courtesy of Mid America Shelters:
James Hutson of Tulsa, OK

Congratulations to each and every one of you! And thanks for contributing to such a great cause!


About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.

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