Cougar House VII Breaks One Million Dollar Mark

Cougar House No. 7 is being constructed in Harvest Park in Mapleton. The house will be featured in the 2007 Utah Valley Parade of Homes, May 12-26th. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

The Utah Valley Home Builders Association has completed Cougar House VII and will be donating the proceeds from the sale of the house to the BYU Athletic Department. With the completion of Cougar House VII, the UVHBA will have donated more than one million dollars to BYU since 2001.

The Cougar House project combines the generosity of more than 60 members of the UVHBA who graciously donate their time and expertise, along with the materials necessary to build the house. The Cougar House project is designed to generate proceeds from the sales of each house for BYU Athletic scholarships. With the completion of Cougar House VII, the UVHBA will have donated more than one million dollars to BYU.

"The Cougar House program is a shining example of what community support means to BYU's student athletes and coaches," said Cougar Club executive director Michael Middleton. "It's inspiring that in just seven years the UVHBA and local developers who've donated our building lots have put one million dollars of support behind BYU Athletics. It's obvious why the Cougar House project has been admired and imitated by booster organizations across the country."

Proceeds from the Cougar House provide scholarships through an athletic scholarship endowment, as well as supplying annual funds for specific athletic priorities. For example, proceeds from the Cougar House purchased the new white helmets for the football team when BYU switched from blue helmets back to the white helmets that have long-been part of BYU's winning football tradition.

"The Utah Valley Home Builders Association has devoted a lot of time to helping Cougar Athletics," said former BYU quarterback and UVHBA scholarship recipient John Beck. "As supporters of BYU, they are helping us in all aspects of the game and providing us with many of the things that help our sports become the best in the nation. A big thanks goes out from me and all of BYU to them."

The seventh home in the Cougar House series, which includes 2,700 square feet of finished space, is located in Mapleton's Harvest Park development and is already on the market with a list price of $419,000. Cougar House VII will be featured in the 2007 Utah Valley Parade of Homes running May 12-26th.

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