Lookout Mountain Elementary Wins Big at Vaseo Apartment Homes’ “March Madness” Basketball Tournament

Nov 1, 2011   //   by Administrator   //   Vaseo Apartments, Phoenix AZ

PHOENIX (April 4, 2011) – Vaseo Apartment Homes, a Klein Ventures Property professionally managed by Phoenix-based Alliance Residential Company, hosted a March Madness-inspired basketball tournament and barbecue on March 26, and three local schools hit the courts to win a $1,000 tournament grand prize. Lookout Mountain Elementary took first place – and added another $285 to their winnings in money raffled off during the event, as well as a pizza party from Peter Piper Pizza ($105 value). Mountain Sky Junior High went home with a second-place prize of $750 and North Canyon High School received a $500 third-place prize.

Approximately 150 people came out to watch the tournament, including Vaseo residents and staff, as well as staff and children from all three schools and their families. While enjoying the fun-filled day of food and music, attendees had an opportunity to win various prizes – such as VISA and Best Buy gift cards – for participation in a second basketball tournament and variety of other games. In addition, a 40-inch TV was raffled off and taken home by North Canyon’s athletic director, Megan Perry, and numerous giveaways from local businesses were handed out, including free and discounted tanning packages, massages, jewelry and pet grooming services.

The event also marked the end of Vaseo’s “Leasing Madness” promotion – all residents who leased during the month of March were entered into a drawing for a living room furniture package (provided by The RoomStore) and 55-inch flat screen TV (provided by Best Buy). New Vaseo resident, Karen Barlow – who moved in the day of the event – was the big winner.

“The event was a huge success and a great way to support our local schools,” says Robert Hicks, Alliance Vice President of Operations for the Southwest. “Many kids from Lookout Mountain, Mountain Sky, North Canyon and Thunderbird attended the event with their families, and three Vaseo residents jumped in to help Lookout Mountain in the competition. The school staff members were excited to be at Vaseo in support of their students, and are looking forward to establishing an ongoing relationship, just as we are.”

Located at the corner of 7th Street and Greenway Road in North Phoenix, Vaseo is the largest apartment property in the Phoenix metro, and is focused on giving back to the surrounding community through outreach, donations and active volunteerism as part of its “Vaseo Cares” program. The community’s next charitable gathering will be a “Paw Party” animal adoption event for the Humane Society. The “Paw Party” will be held April 30, in conjunction with the opening of Vaseo’s new dog park, and sponsors include the Humane Society, Gourmutt Bakery, Hugs ‘n’ Pups and Faust Animal Hospital. Dog House Training Academy will offer a training class at the event, and Tavit Photography will be on-site taking photos of pets, enlarging the images and selling poster-size pictures. A 40-inch flat screen TV will also be raffled off at the event; tickets are currently being sold for $1 each. All proceeds from the raffle and photo sales will benefit the Humane Society.

For more information, visit www.vaseoapartments.com or www.allresco.com.

About Vaseo

Situated in a prime North Phoenix neighborhood and surrounded by a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options, Vaseo Apartment Homes is a Klein Ventures Property professionally managed by Phoenix-based Alliance Residential Company. Life at Vaseo includes fully-catered resident activities, exclusive VIP program membership, as well as access to four resort-style pools, a playground, a movie theater, a state-of-the-art fitness center with yoga and spin rooms, an on-site convenience store and many outdoor activities. For other needs, residents can always count on Vaseo’s professional staff, whose personalized service is unmatched by any other community – it’s no wonder that Vaseo receives the most resident referrals in the Valley. Discover Vaseo’s newly renovated one- and two-bedroom apartment homes today! For more information, visit www.vaseoapartments.com.

Company Information

Alliance Residential, known as Alliance Communities in Texas, is a fully-integrated multifamily real estate operating company focused on the development, acquisition, construction and management of residential and mixed-use communities in the United States. Headquartered in Phoenix, Alliance has 17 regional offices divided among six regions throughout the U.S. Over the past 11 years, Alliance has become one of the largest private apartment owners and the 15th largest management company in the nation, boasting a $6.0+ billion portfolio, 46,500 units in 24 metropolitan markets and a presence in 13 states (including Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington). For more information, visit www.allresco.com.