$20,000.00 Cash Education Raffle
Rules and Regulations
The $20,000.00 Cash Education Raffle (from herein, Raffle) is
sponsored by (Silicon Ro Foundation) Silicon Ro, Inc. (from herein, Sponsor), a
tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
This Raffle is pursuant to Florida Statute 849.0935, and in compliance with the
registration requirements of Chapter 496, Florida Statutes, the Solicitation of
Contributions Act. These Official Contest Rules may not be waived, modified, or
supplemented except by (Silicon Ro Foundation) Silicon Ro, Inc. No
modification of these official contest rules shall be enforceable unless made
by (Silicon Ro Foundation) Silicon Ro,
The $20,000.00 Cash Education Raffle is a drawing
by chance, and void where prohibited or restricted by law. All applicable
federal, state, and local laws and ordinances apply. By donating a certain
amount, one enters into this game of chance and becomes a Raffle ticket recipient.
In doing so, all entrants agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these
official rules and regulations, waive any right to claim ambiguity in the
Raffle or these official rules and regulations, and further agree to be bound
by the Sponsor's decision and interpretations of these official rules and
regulations. By entering this Raffle, all entrants release(Silicon Ro
Foundation) Silicon Ro, Inc., providers, or any of our respective parent
companies or affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and/or agencies from
any and all liability.
The $20,000.00 Cash
Education Raffle is open to anyone 18 years of age or older at the time of
reserving a raffle ticket may enter.
All ticket orders must
be received by 5 p.m. April 30, 2014 EST.
individuals and immediate family members—defined as spouse, IRS dependent, step
or biological mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son of—or who
resides in the same household as, any person in any of the following categories
are not eligible to participate:
The suggested donations
for Raffle Tickets is $20.00.
Due to postal
regulations, raffle ticket stubs cannot be returned by mail for purchases over
the Internet, through the mail or by telephone. When an order is placed, we
will complete the ticket by filling in the name, address, and phone number, and
we will drop the ticket in the barrel at the Silicon Ro Foundation's HQ. At the
drawing, the winner will be contacted based on the name and information on the
Only one eligible
person may be entered in the Raffle per ticket, and each entry represents one
chance to win. If multiple names are listed on a ticket, the FIRST name will be
deemed the holder of the ticket. Division of the Grand Prize, if selected as the Winning
Ticket, by a group obtaining a ticket shall be the sole responsibility of the
ticket holder as defined above.
Tickets are not
transferrable or assignable.
An individual may make
the suggested donation, per ticket, for as many Raffle tickets as he/she may wish, subject
All entrants must produce a valid e-mail address (if available), full legal
name, home phone number, alternate contact number, physical address, and/or
mailing addresses. It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to provide a
valid, deliverable mailing address. The sponsors of the $20,000.00 Cash Education Raffle assume no
responsibility for lost, late, misdirected or non-delivered mail, or email
messages, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to
drawing deadline. No mechanically or electronically reproduced entries accepted.
All entrants must also
provide method of payment (valid credit card, check, or money order)
representing GOOD FUNDS. The Sponsor of this Raffle reserves the right to
reject any ticket request or entry form that is submitted with payment that
does not constitute "good funds," or that appears to have been physically
altered or defective.
Tickets will be
distributed in the order ticket donations are received.
According to IRS
regulation, raffle ticket donations are not tax deductible.
No refunds are available
except where noted; otherwise, all ticket sales are final. Refunds will be made
only under the following circumstances:
The IRS has taken the
position that amounts paid for chances in raffles or similar drawings are not
gifts and consequently do not qualify as deductible charitable contributions.
The Grand Prize Winner
assumes all fees, local, state, and federal taxes, and transfer taxes and any
fees associated with transfer of the Grand Prize. The Sponsor is obligated to
report the value of the Grand Prize to
tax authorities as income, and a W-9 or similar tax forms must be completed by
the Winner for the purposes of tax withholding. Any withholdings if required,
applicable to the Grand Prize will be required at the time of transfer of such
prize to the winner.
Please consult your
tax advisor with questions.
All entrants understand
and agree that they are entering to win $20,000.00. For the purposes of this Raffle, the Grand prize will be
$20,000.00 in US Dollars. Once all requirements for Claiming of Grand Prize have been met (as described
below), one (1) randomly selected Winner shall be the sole recipient of the Grand
In the event at least
1,500 tickets are not sold, the Raffle will be held as scheduled and the Grand Prize will be awarded as advertised,
with the exception that the Winner will receive a sum equal to 50% of the Net
Raffle Proceeds, instead of the $20,000.00. For these purposes, Net Raffle
Proceeds are defined as the funds remaining after paying all Raffle expenses.
RANDOM DRAWING METHOD
The Winner of the
Grand Prize will be selected by a random method of drawing, and will be
conducted by of Silicon Ro Inc Staff. The drawing will be held
May 1st 2014 5PM EST at Silicon Ro Foundation's Headquarters 4318 Murdock Ave Sarasota, FL 34231. Tickets must be purchased prior to 5 pm EST on
April 30, 2014 to be eligible.
Winner's name, not
ticket numbers, will be called. The winner will be called by name and verified
by matching the ticket with the information in the records and the application
form. All winners will be notified by telephone, email or certified mail,
return receipt requested, information as provided at ticket purchase.
Notification by telephone will be made day of drawing. Email or U.S. certified
mail, return receipt notification will be made within one (1) business day of
CLAIM OF GRAND PRIZE
Participants do not
need to be present at the drawing. If not present, the winning entrant will be
notified of his/her winning immediately upon identification verification
following the actual drawing via telephone, mail, or email. Winner must claim
prize with Silicon Ro Inc. and sign and deliver a completed W-9 form, or other
form as required by law, to Silicon Ro Inc. no later than 5:00p.m. EST thirty
(30) calendar days from announcement or first attempt to contact, or the prize
will be forfeited and awarded to alternate winner
The Winner will be
The Winner assumes all
applicable fees and taxes (see TAXES).
The Winner grants
permission for the use of their name and likeness/photograph without
compensation for advertising of this and similar promotions, unless prohibited
In the event the
Winner is found ineligible under these rules and regulations, an alternate
drawing will be held within five (5) business days of said determination and
notification thereof will be posted on the website immediately.
Rights are reserved to
disqualify entries not in conformity with the rules and regulations hereof.
If the Grand Prize Winner does not claim
their Grand Prize within 30 days of the Grand Prize drawing date, the Grand Prize will be forfeited and another
winner will be selected using the same random drawing method.
The sponsors of the $20,000.00
Cash Education Raffle assume no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected, or
non-delivered mail, or email messages, or any other failure to receive orders
or deliver receipts prior to drawing deadline.
No warranties, express
or implied, are made or offered by Silicon Ro Inc.. The GRAND PRIZE is provided
"as is", with no guarantees or warranties from Silicon Ro Inc. or any
other individuals or entities associated with this drawing. Winner is advised
to consult a professional tax advisor. No express warranties are given and no
affirmation of the Sponsor by words and/or actions will constitute a warranty.
All entries become the
property of the Game and will not be returned.
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The $20,000.00 Cash
Education Raffle is a drawing of chance.
Void where prohibited
By entering this
drawing, the entrant agrees to be bound by these rules and regulations and the
decisions of the Sponsor shall be final.
Neither the Sponsor,
nor any of its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, franchises, service
agencies, officers, directors, shareholders, members, representatives, or
independent contractors, or any of its affiliates are responsible for any
injuries, losses, or damages of anything arising in connection with or as a
result of the Winner's acceptance or use of the Grand Prize.
Ticket purchasers, by
participating (and the Winner, by accepting the Grand Prize), agree to defend, indemnify, and
hold harmless(Silicon Ro Foundation) Silicon Ro, Inc. and its respective
directors, committee members, volunteers, partners, employees, vendors, agents,
representatives, sponsors, service agencies, and independent contractors, and
each of their respective directors, officers, partners, employees, and agents,
including advertising, public relations, marketing/promotion agencies, from any
and all liability (losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind) with
respect to and arising from participation in the promotion, acceptance, and/or
possession or use of the Grand Prize
awarded and also acknowledge that they did not receive any representations,
warranty or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize,
including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition, or fitness.
Ticket purchase is not
necessary in this game of chance. You must be a Florida resident to receive a
confirmation of a free ticket. Please send your written request to Andrew
Molnar, Silicon Ro Foundation, 4318 Murdock Ave Sarasota, Florida 34231. In
order to receive a ticket confirmation you must show proof of Florida residency,
please include legible copies of any one of the following: Florida driver's license,
Florida state-issued ID card (must have Florida address), Current utility
statement with your name and Florida address along with a corresponding picture
ID, Florida voter's registration card with corresponding picture ID, A college
ID for a Florida college, Florida-based military ID, along with your written
request and prepaid self-addressed envelope. Failure to meet these requirements
will result in non-receipt of ticket.(Silicon Ro Foundation) Silicon Ro, Inc.
is not responsible for lost or stolen mail. Limit one ticket per person.
Any liability of the
Sponsor shall be limited to Ticket donation made and in the case of any
dispute, the decision of(Silicon Ro Foundation) Silicon Ro, Inc. shall be
The $20,000.00 Cash
Education Raffle is sponsored by(Silicon Ro Foundation) Silicon Ro, Inc.
(Sponsor, or(Silicon Ro Foundation) Silicon Ro, Inc.), which is a tax exempt
organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Net proceeds
of the $20,000.00 Cash Education Raffle become the property of(Silicon Ro
Foundation) Silicon Ro, Inc. The $20,000.00 Cash Education Raffle is being held in part in order to provide
support and funding to Silicon Ro Foundation's GEO Fund (Global Education
Outreach). All personal information collected by and during the Raffle will be
used for administration of the Raffle. Neither the Raffle Sponsor nor any of
its affiliates will share, sell, or otherwise distribute personal information
collected for this Raffle except as stated above.
ANY CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM
ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONTRACT, OR THE BREACH THEREOF, SHALL BE
SETTLED BY BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION
ASSOCIATEION (PURSUANT TO ITS EXPEDITED PROCEDURES) UNDER ITS COMMERCIAL
ARBITRATION RULES, AND JUDGMENT ON THE AWARD RENDERED BY THE ARBITRATOR MAY BE
ENTERED IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHICH
SHALL HAVE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION THEREOF.
Registration with the
State of Florida:
By letter from The Florida Department of Agriculture, (Silicon Ro Foundation)
Silicon Ro, Inc. has registered with the
Consumer Services Office under Registration Number # CH34840. A COPY OF THE
OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE
DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE
STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY
Sponsored by: Silicon Ro, Inc 4318 Murdock Ave Sarasota, FL 34231 which is a
tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Net proceeds will be used to benefit Silicon Ro, Inc's GEO Fund. For more
information, please visit Silicon Ro Foundation's GEO Fund