A $27 million mansion on the shore of Lake Saint Louis will be the site of a fundraiser for the nonprofit Little Patriots Embraced early next month.
The 40,000 square foot mansion, which features indoor and outdoor pools, a bowling alley, a gym, a movie theater, and an eight-car garage, was put on the auction block in 2010 after its owner, Darain Atkinson, was indicted for fraud. Atkinson – together with his brother Cory – owned US Fidelis, a company that offered extended auto service contracts. Two years later, both brothers were convicted, sentenced to prison and ordered to pay millions in restitution.
The mansion sold for $4.7 million to Harold Lewis, a professional sports agent, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Six years later, Lewis is opening the doors of the mansion for a charity fundraiser that will feature emcee Smash, an Elvis impersonator, local Fox 2 News personalities, and sports celebrities.
The fundraiser benefits Little Patriots Embraced, a Missouri 501(c)(3) corporation with the mission to “help reduce the emotional stress that military family members have due to separation, relocation or the death of a loved one.”