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Avalanche Announces Grand Prize Winner of New Home

by Staff Writer / Colorado Avalanche
DENVER - To cap off the year-long celebration for the Avalanche's 10th season in Denver, Amber Homes Inc., in conjunction with the Colorado Avalanche, awarded a new home to a local Avs fan during the second intermission of Tuesday's game against the Phoenix Coyotes. The grand prize represented the 10th and final prize given out throughout the season totaling over a half-million dollars.

Jennifer Rainbow of Denver, Colo., won the drawing and was presented with a symbolic key by Amber Homes President Jim Harmon, Kroenke Sports Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Paul Andrews and Avalanche President and General Manager Pierre Lacroix during an on-ice ceremony. Jennifer registered online at and was one of 223,335 entries in the drawing that took place on April 3.

"We've always believed in giving back to the community that's been so good to us," said Harmon. "It's perfect to work with Pierre and the Colorado Avalanche because the Avalanche exemplify that spirit in the community."

"We are very excited for Jennifer," said Lacroix. "We've established such an outstanding relationship with our fans and we wanted to find a unique way to celebrate our 10th Anniversary Season in Denver. We want to thank Amber Homes and all of our corporate sponsors for their involvement in this celebration and to thank the great fans of the Avalanche for all of their support."

The Avalanche's 10th Season Sweepstakes offered fans the chance to win one of 10 prizes throughout the year, including exclusive team experiences, vacations and a new home. Fans entered the contest by completing the Sweepstakes entry form available at, via mail or on any 2005-2006 Colorado Avalanche pocket schedule. Below is a list of the prize winners this season.

Grand Prize: AWARDED APRIL 11 (winner:Jennifer Rainbow). A home compliments of Amber Homes
2nd Prize: AWARDED APRIL 8 (winner:Sue Ann Kay). Custom Avalanche Rocky Mountain Harley-Davidson motorcycle
3rd Prize: AWARDED MARCH 28 (winner:Linda Higdon). 10 FREE round-trip flights on Frontier Airlines
4th Prize: AWARDED FEB. 28 (winner:Kosta Callas). Exclusive trip for two to an away game on the team charter
5th Prize: AWARDED JAN. 28 (winner: Barbara Simonich). One week ski and spa stay at Vail Cascade
6th Prize: AWARDED JAN. 17 (winner: Tanya Denieu). Suite to an Avalanche game and dinner for 10 at Elway's presented by The Denver Post
7th Prize: AWARDED DEC. 26 (winner: Janice Carrington). Avalanche Assistant Coach for one game day plus a suite party compliments of KeyBank
8th Prize: AWARDED DEC. 7 (winner: Jason Gamel). Three night getaway at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
9th Prize: AWARDED NOV. 14 (winner: Jim Falkenstine).
Ultimate entertainment package including a pool table and a six person hot tub compliments of Pool Table Warehouse and Cal Spas.
10th Prize: AWARDED NOV. 5 (winner: Eugene Coppola). Mitsubishi 65-inch HDTV monitor courtesy of The Big Picture

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