RMHC NEO Pappy Van Winkle Collection Raffle
Rules and Regulations
BY PARTICIPATING, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT.
1. Sponsor. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio, Inc. (RMHC NEO) is the sponsor of The Pappy Van Winkle Collection Raffle (the “Raffle”). RMHC NEO is a not-for-profit corporation located in northeast Ohio and is qualified as a 501(c)(3) exempt organization. All proceeds from this Raffle will be used in the operation of RMHC NEO’s programs and services.
2. Raffle Overview. The Raffle is for the following collection (the “Prize”):
- Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13 Year
One Raffle winner will be awarded all six bottles in the Pappy Van Winkle Collection. Single bottles will not be awarded to different winners. Raffle tickets are $100 each. Raffle tickets will be sold by RMHC NEO beginning February 1, 2023 until the sooner of: (i) the sale of 1,979 raffle tickets (in honor of RMHC NEO’s chapter beginning in 1979), or (ii) Friday, March 31, 2023 (the “Raffle Sales End Date”).
3. Eligibility. Any person 21 years of age or older, residing where the Raffle is not prohibited, may purchase a Raffle ticket (“Ticket”) to be entered in the Raffle. RMHC NEO reserves the right to require proof of age upon the purchase of a Ticket and reserves the right to refuse to sell a Ticket to any individual not believed to be an eligible participant. An affidavit of eligibility shall be required from the Ticket Holder who wins the Prize. If the winning Ticket Holder is not eligible, then such winning Ticket Holder will not receive the Prize and RMHC NEO will draw until an eligible Ticket Holder is selected. RMHC NEO staff members and their immediate family members (for this Raffle, known as spouses and children), are prohibited from purchasing Tickets.
4. Rules. By purchasing a Ticket, each Ticket Holder accepts and agrees to be bound by all the rules, limitations, conditions, restrictions and other provisions set herein these Rules and Regulations (the “Rules”), as well as all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations. RMHC NEO’s decisions in all matters concerning the Raffle and its interpretation and application of the Rules shall be final. Please contact RMHC NEO if you have questions regarding the Rules or the Raffle. The Raffle is void where prohibited by law.
5. Releases. By purchasing a Ticket, each Ticket Holder releases RMHC NEO, its directors, officers, employees, and agents, from any and all liability with respect to the Raffle, including, but not limited to, the selection process and the interpretation and application of the Rules, and from any and all liability for injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by the Prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of the Prize. Each Ticket Holder agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold RMHC NEO harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees), arising in connection with or as a result of any person’s participation in the Raffle or the winner’s acceptance or use of the Prize. Each Ticket Holder agrees that the Ticket Holder’s name, likeness, and any statements made by the Ticket Holder regarding the Prize may be disclosed to, and used by, RMHC NEO for advertising or publicity purposes without any compensation, and released to and used by any news media.
6. Tickets. As referenced above, the cost to purchase a Ticket for the Raffle is $100.00 (U.S. Funds only). A maximum of 1,979 Tickets will be sold. Any eligible person may purchase one or more Tickets. There are no limits to the number of Tickets that a person may purchase. Odds of winning depend on the number of valid Tickets sold. The IRS has taken the position that amounts paid for chances in raffles, lotteries, or similar drawings for valuable prizes are not gifts, and consequently do not qualify as deductible charitable contributions. A Ticket is not valid and shall not be entered in the Raffle until full and satisfactory payment for such Ticket is received by RMHC NEO. Tickets are not transferable once purchased. The cost of the Ticket is not tax deductible.
7. Failure of Payment. If a Ticket Holder’s payment by credit card is declined, a Ticket Holder’s check is dishonored by the bank for any reason or payment is otherwise failed by a Ticket Holder at least (1) business day prior to the drawing, such Ticket Holder’s Ticket shall be null and void and will not be entered in the drawing. In the event such Ticket is inadvertently included in the drawing, such Ticket shall not be valid and RMHC NEO will pick another Ticket if it wins the Raffle. RMHC NEO may, but is not required, to notify the invalidated Ticket Holder by telephone and/or email using the information provided by the Ticket Holder at the time the Ticket is acquired; however, any failure to contact the Ticket Holder shall not cause the Ticket to become valid, cause the Ticket to be entered in the Raffle, or give rise to any claim or cause of action on behalf of the invalidated Ticket Holder.
8. Multiple-Party Tickets. In the event that more than one name is listed on a Ticket, the first name listed shall be deemed to be the Ticket Holder. Delivery of the Prize shall be made to the Ticket Holder. It is the responsibility of the Ticket Holder to allocate the Prize among the participants in a Ticket owned by multiple-parties and RMHC NEO, its directors, officers, employees, and agents, shall have no liability for any failure to do so.
9. Raffle Drawing. The Raffle Drawing shall take place within 10 days after Raffle Sales End Date. The winning number will be picked randomly, and the winner of the Prize will be the Ticket Holder who has purchased a valid Ticket whose name, phone number and address matches the Ticket purchased in our database. If the Raffle is not held for any reason, all money will be returned to the Ticket Holders. There is no substitution of prizes. TICKET HOLDERS NEED NOT BE PRESENT AT THE RAFFLE DRAWING TO WIN.
10. Claiming a Prize. Winning Ticket Holders will be notified by phone and/or email at the number or email address provided when purchasing the Ticket. RMHC NEO shall notify the winner within seven days of the drawing. The winner shall claim the Prize within thirty days of the drawing. If the Prize is not claimed within such thirty-day period, then the Prize shall be deemed to be forfeited by the winning Ticket Holder and may be re-raffled or sold by RMHC NEO. The name of the winner will be available at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio’s website (www.rmhcneo.org).
11. Obligations of Winning Ticket Holders. Except as otherwise provided herein, the Ticket Holder who wins the Prize is responsible for all costs associated with the Prize, including, but not limited to, any local, state, and federal taxes that may be applicable. The winning Ticket Holder shall claim the Prize in person at the offices of RMHC NEO located at 10415 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, unless other arrangements are made with RMHC NEO. The winning Ticket Holder must present a valid Raffle ticket receipt (that Ticket Holder received via email upon purchase) and ID, both as acceptable to RMHC NEO. RMHC NEO will have no responsibility to ship the Prize to the winning Ticket Holder, especially if such shipment would otherwise violate local, state, or federal law. If the winning Ticket Holder makes arrangements with RMHC NEO to lawfully ship the Prize to the winning Ticket Holder, then the winning Ticket Holder shall pay for all delivery and insurance costs and shall be responsible for any risk associated with shipment and delivery, and RMHC NEO shall have no responsibility for any risk of loss. Ticket Holders are advised to consult with a tax advisor with respect to taxability of the Prize for income tax purposes.
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