�EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION� SCORES A BIG TOUCHDOWN FOR
A COACH WHO HAS DEDICATED HIS LIFE TO MOTIVATING AND MENTORING
TODAY�S YOUTH, EVEN IN THE FACE OF HIS OWN HARDSHIPS AT HOME
Kermit the Frog Fills in as Team Captain for Ty
Davy Jones of the Monkees Helps Out
�Craft Family� -- On March 5, Todd Craft of Hondo, Texas, a high school sports coach who�s been a constant inspiration in his community and his family, will receive the news that he will receive a beautiful and renovated home in a remarkable seven days thanks to �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.� In addition, while team captain Ty Pennington is busy helping families in the Gulf States with hurricane relief, his friend, Kermit the Frog, has his back -- in a special two-hour episode airing SUNDAY, APRIL 9 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Coach Craft is more than a coach. He is a mentor, motivator and inspiration to every student at D�Hanis High School. Now the students and faculty of D�Hanis want to show him how much he means to them. As a year-round coach for football, baseball and girl�s basketball -- and a teacher of Health and Speech class -- Coach Craft has neither the time or money to take care of his own home for his very special family.
Coach Craft and his wife, Elizabeth, have four children: Samantha (10), Sarah (7), Isabella (2) -- who was not expected to live after being born with Alobas Holoprosencephaly, a serious brain malformation -- and their one-year-old miracle baby and only son, Todd Joseph.
The Craft children require constant care, so Elizabeth must stay at home. Todd�s meager coaching salary is all they has to support them. But through all of their hardships, the Crafts continue to push on and stay strong. Their only wish -- and the school�s -- is for Coach Craft to continue to do his wonderful work at D�Hanis High School and not have to worry that his family is falling victim to their house. In this episode of �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,� the design team will help score a big touchdown for this very deserving coach and his special family.
While the �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� design team, contractors and hundreds of workers and volunteers are transforming the Craft house into a dream home, the Crafts will go on vacation to Hilton Huntington Beach. And hey, hey, singer Davy Jones of the Monkees stops in to help decorate a room and sings one of their most popular hits.
The design team for this episode of �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� will feature Kermit the Frog, Paul DiMeo, Paige Hemmis, Ed Sanders, Tanya McQueen and Eduardo Xol. The series is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It�s executive-produced by Tom Forman and co-executive produced by Denise Cramsey. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.