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Sweepstakes winners fulfill a dream with Kathy Ireland

Peoria, Illinois couple are winners of the American Family Insurance "Room to Dream" Sweepstakes.


Paula and Frank Thomas of Peoria, Illinois were winners of the American Family Insurance “Room to Dream Sweepstakes” featuring a home makeover with designer, entrepreneur and American Family brand ambassador Kathy Ireland.

As winners, the couple received a prize package worth more than $15,000, including a day with Kathy Ireland to help reimagine their living space, home products from kathy ireland® Worldwide and a Ring® doorbell security system.

The goal of the “Room to Dream” sweepstakes is to create an inspirational space in homes that is beautiful, comfortable and productive, to showcase new home products, and ultimately empower home owners to get on a path toward success, whatever that means for them.

To inspire families to create a home environment that supports their hopes and dreams, American Family partners with HGTV on the “Room to Dream,” web series. The series features homes whose owners are all looking for ways to spark creativity and create new ways of thinking, with assistance from Ms. Ireland.

“Viewers love HGTV, particularly the makeovers and home improvement segments,” said Dwayne Maddox, advertising director. “Our partnership with HGTV as well as our relationship with Kathy Ireland allows us a great opportunity to improve viewers’ homes and ultimately enhance the way they live, which also complements American Family’s commitment to protecting dreams.”

For Paula and Frank, creating a new space for family, for relaxing and enjoying life, were tops on their list. After meeting them, Ms. Ireland designed their home makeover, which included the Ring doorbell security system, and they enthusiastically approved the changes.

“We know that consumers are very interested in innovation when it comes to home products,” said Steve Scanlon, American Family product marketing manager. “This sweepstakes is one way for us to give consumers the chance to not only win an exciting home makeover, but introduce them to innovative new home products – in this case the Ring doorbell – that offer proactive protection, whether at home or away.”

See the video from HGTV entitled “Fulfilling a Dream” to see more of Frank and Paula’s story.

About American Family Insurance
Madison, Wis. - based American Family Insurance, celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2017, is the nation's 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group and ranks No. 315 on the Fortune 500 list. The company sells American Family-brand products, including auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance, through its exclusive agents in 19 states. American Family affiliates (The General, Homesite and AssureStart) also provide options for consumers who want to manage their insurance matters directly over the Internet or by phone. Web; Facebook; Twitter; Google+