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New Sustainable Destination Sweepstakes Winner

Matt Spidell of Castle Rock, Colorado is the new winner of the trip for two to the Philippines through LAF’s 2nd Annual Sustainable Destination Sweepstakes. (Though another winner was selected initially, she declined the prize due to a lack of availability to take the trip.) Matt was chosen from the 200 entries LAF received, raising over $11,000 to support our research and scholarship programs.

Matt will have a unique opportunity to visit Ayala Land/AECOM’s award-winning Avaya Cove resort in Morong, Bataan, Philippines. The sweepstakes package, valued at $8,200, was donated by AECOM and Ayala Land and includes:

  • 6 nights’ accommodation (3 nights at Anvaya anvayacove-542x407Cove, 3 nights in Manila)
  • Roundtrip airfare between the U.S. and Manila
  • All ground transportation transfers
  • $100/day per person meal and entertainment allowance

“My wife and I love traveling and are due for a trip,” said Matt who runs his own firm, Natural Design Solutions, Inc., which stresses ecological design and green building principals. “It will be really cool to go to a resort designed and built with these same principals.”

Matt knew of LAF’s scholarship programs from his time as president of ASLA Colorado, though participation in the sweepstakes was his first direct involvement with the foundation. “And my wife Michelle constantly reminds me that she is the one who actually sent in the sweepstakes entry.”

Matt and Michelle will make their trip sometime in the next year and plan to share some of their photos and insights with us when they return. Thank you to all who participated in the sweepstakes by registering online, mailing in entries, or stopping by the LAF booth during the ASLA Annual Meeting.

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