Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates completion of Cougar House 9
BYU Athletics and the Utah Valley Home Builders Association held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the completion of Cougar House 9, located in Edge Homes’ Ponds Development at Sleepy Ridge in Orem.
Cougar House 9, the latest collaboration between BYU Athletics and the UVHBA, was built with materials and labor donated by UVHBA members with proceeds to benefit current and future BYU student-athletes.
“We enjoy and value our partnership with BYU,” said UVHBA executive officer Steve Caldwell. “It is amazing to see UVHBA members who are otherwise competitors working in unity and harmony on the Cougar House.”
The 2015 project was jump started through the generous contribution of a building lot by Edge Homes. The recently completed, 3,514-square-foot home will be featured in the 2015 Parade of Homes with an asking price of $324,900.
“We are pleased to participate in the Cougar House,” said Mark Lords, Edge Homes Managing Partner. “Part of the mission of Edge Homes is to enhance the communities where we build. I can’t think of a better way for Edge to give back than helping BYU student-athletes to pursue their dreams.”
This is the ninth Cougar House built by UVHBA. The first home was built in 2001 at Camelot Village in Springville. More-recent Cougar Houses have been built in Eagle Mountain, Lehi, Saratoga Springs, Mapleton, and Orem. Proceeds from the sale of each Cougar House fund an endowment for student-athlete scholarships at BYU. The endowment now exceeds $1,000,000 and annually funds four full athletic scholarships.
“The annual Cougar House project has had an incredible impact on the athletic scholarship endowment at BYU,” said associate athletic director Chad Lewis. “Our ongoing relationship with the Utah Valley Home Builders Association is very unique and important to BYU Athletics. We appreciate the generosity of Edge Homes and the many talented UVHBA members who make this project a reality.”
For more information on Cougar House 9, visit the Utah Valley Parade of Homes website at uvparade.com. Cougar House 9 is being sold by CapStone Real Estate’s Lerron Little, Utah’s 2014 Relator of the Year. Please contact the Cougar Club directly at 801-422-2583 if you are interested in learning more about Cougar House 9 or contributing a building lot, materials, or labor to help build a future Cougar House.