Congratulations to the winner of our Olympus #ShareYourStory campaign - Celia Lehman, from Sandshell at Fossil Creek!


Winning Story:

"When I moved to Texas four years ago, I was so lost and defeated. I had nothing. I had to move back in with my parents, sleep on a couch in their living room, and have 3 jobs in order to earn enough to buy a car, phone or the possibility of moving on on my own. I worked super hard to get all of those things, and within 7 months of being here, it was finally time to look for a place to live on my own. We looked at place after place, and yes those apartments were nice and some of them newer but they did not fell like a place I could call home.

My mother actually found Sandshell at Fossel Creek after looking at so many places. She said I would fall in love with it the minute I walked on the property. Yes, being from Georgia where there are trees for days, I was enamored by the fact that there was lots of coverage from the trees all around the property, but what first stood out to me was something that cannot be found through trees, space, appliances, or any amount of amenities; it was the people.

From the moment, Latanya was welcoming and personal as though not to just make a sale, but on a genuine level, like she cared. My mom walked me through that process and then 1 year later after living on my own, I lost her. She died due to complications with diabetes. The amount of love and support I received from the staff at Sandshell was overwhelming and so fulfilling in a time where I felt alone. The people who work on staff at Sandshell aren't just staff, they know everyone by name, and they take the time to listen and share. There are days when I come home from work and just go to the office to chat with them because they are like an extension of a family. They often offer social events for residents to meet one another as well, which is an extension of the way they care about people. Of course, you cannot just be nice and run a complex. They are always attentive to issues that take place, and always are working to make Sandshell better. 

So if you ask me why I love living at an Olympus Property, I am going to say it is because the detail put into making every resident feel like they are importance and "part of the family." Just like a church is not a building, it is the people, Sandshell, and I imagine other Olympus properties, are not just apartments, they are people."


-Celia Lehman

Terms & Conditions

ENTRY: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contestants may enter “Tell Your Olympus Property Company Story” (Contest) via the corporate Facebook or Google pages by rating the company and leaving a review (Submission) about their time living at an Olympus Property Company Community. Limit one (1) entry per person. Subsequent entries will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted from 12am CT October 16 to 11:59pm CT November 22.

ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States of America or District of Columbia (excluding residents of Puerto Rico), over the age of 18 as of their time of entry. To win, the contestant must be a current or past resident of an Olympus Property Company community. Employees of Olympus Property Company (along with its affiliates and subsidiaries) and their families are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law.

WINNER SELECTION: All Submissions will be reviewed by Olympus Property Company and a winner will be selected from the eligible contest submissions based on originality and creativity of the story entered.

PRIZES: One (1) winner will be awarded. Winner will receive a $1000 Amazon gift card. Odds of winning the prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the contest period.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified within 6 days after the determination date which occurs on November 22, 2017. Winners must respond within 14 days after the date of notification in order to claim their prize. Inability to contact a winner may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

VERIFICATION OF WINNER: Potential winners may be required to sign and return to Olympus Property Company an Affidavit of Eligibility and a prize and/or publicity release.

a. Participants hereby grant Olympus Property Company a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to broadcast, publish, store, reproduce, distribute, syndicate and otherwise use and exhibit the Submission (along with their names, voices, performance and/or likenesses) in all media now known and later come into being for purposes of trade or advertising without further compensation. Participants represent and warrant that they have full legal right, power and authority to grant Olympus Property the foregoing license and if applicable, have secured all necessary rights from any participants in, and contributors to, their Submission in order to grant such a license.
b. Olympus Property Company is under no obligation to use any Submission or return the Submissions to participants.

USE OF CONTEST INFORMATION: All Submissions become the sole and exclusive property of Olympus Property Company. Olympus Property Company reserves the right to use any and all information related to the contest, including submissions provided by the contestants, for editorial, marketing, and any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.

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WINNER LIST: The name of the winner of the Contest may be obtained by emailing Alexandra Van Cleef within thirty (30) days following the conclusion of the applicable promotion.