by Michael dEstries
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Former SNL star Kevin Nealon has recorded a series of funny radio ads as part of a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe that will raffle off a $650,000 home. The actor often participates (with dire results) in the annual American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe. “I love that area up there. It’s close to my heart. And I love playing in the golf tournament,” he said.

The goal is to raise $1 million for the club. So far, 1,100 have been sold ($150 for one — or $200 for 2!), with 7,000 available until March 1st. Here are two of Nealon’s ads:

“Even in these times of nonexistent credit, there are plenty of ways to get into a home, including that trusty oversized key known as the crow bar,” Nealon said in one. “Yes, but a simpler more legal method is buying a $150 raffle ticket from the Boys and Girls Club that may win you a $650,000 South Lake Tahoe home.”

“Nothing says I love kids like building them a fort. Starry nights, crickets, girlie magazines, strip poker. The problem is, building that fort is a royal pain. Construction, materials, power tools. And unless you are a high-powered politician with access to illegal immigrants, good luck. There is, however, one simple solution. You could just buy a house _ a $650,000 house at South Lake Tahoe.”

Hilarious — and spending $150 to win a $650,000 home isn’t a bad deal! Especially with the odds being 1 in 7,000. For more info — or to enter the raffle — check out the official site here!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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