Homebuilding for the Kids
The Texas Rangers and Cole Luxury Homes are building a Grand Slam Home for the kids. The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation and team pitcher Joe Nathan broke ground June 11 on a 5,900-square-foot house in Colleyville that will be sold in early 2014. About 100 people watched Nathan catch the ceremonial first pitch.
The twist is that the proceeds from the house will go directly to the foundation to help community children in crisis with health initiatives, baseball programs and education. Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation president Jim Sundberg says the foundation expects to receive $250,000 when the house sells.
“We’ll put that money to use where there is the greatest need at that point,” he says. “The foundation supports or donates to around 70 entities in this area. We have probably eight to 10 that are pretty dear to our hearts, so the monies would first be targeted for them.”
The two-story, four-bedroom home will be located on a half-acre plot and will include some serious amenities like a wine gallery, a library with bar and fireplace, an outdoor lounge with kitchen, a sunken courtyard, and a four-car garage.
The project is expected to cost $1.3 million and will be represented by Randy White Real Estate Services. Sundberg says that Park Place Dealerships was key in partnering Cole Luxury Homes and the foundation, after years of working with both sides.
“Park Place has been a partner in the Triple Play event for many years, and through that Cole Homes was encouraged to participate,” he says.
Construction on the house, at 6712 Westmont Dr. in Colleyville, will begin this summer.