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Hollins buys first ticket to St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

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(WMC-TV) - One member of Memphis basketball royalty kicked off this year's campaign to raise thousands for St. Jude,  and also give one person the lucky chance to win a nearly half million dollar house.

Grizzlies' head coach Lionel Hollins bought the first $100 ticket for the St. Jude Dream Home giveaway.

There are only 12,500 tickets available for this year's giveaway. 

They are available now through June 23, so do as the coach says, and get your dream home ticket today.

"I love their motto, finding cures and saving children.  It's important to have the opportunity to help attain their dreams and aspirations," said Grizzlies Head Coach Lionel Hollins.

Tickets are $100 a piece. 

All monies raised will go back to St. Jude to help save lives.

"To raise a lot of money at this stage of the game is very important so we can continue on our mission," said Dream Home chair Dr. Susan Aguillard.

This year's St. Jude Dream Home giveaway will take place live on WMC-TV 5 June 23.

The home is currently being built in the Ashton Park community in Fayette County.

It has approximately four thousand square feet, including four bedrooms, three baths, and a three car garage.

"Everything in it is the best of the best because people donate their best product to St. Jude to try and make this home the most unbelievable house it can be," add4r Greg Bridgers with Southern Serenity Homes.

St. Jude patient Sebastian Burks and his mom Terri also made it to see Coach Hollins buy the first ticket.

"I love St. Jude because they have a lot of care for me, and my entire family and make sure I get what I need,"  said Burks.

In addition to winning the home with the lucky ticket, you also have the chance to win thousands of dollars in door prizes. 

For more information about this year's dream home giveaway, click here.
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